This post is a departure from my usual content. With NEWHAB, we hired Management HQ to provide support to our network. They wanted to highlight how a network approach could be beneficial to their members and invited me to write an article for their newsletter. This is the article, cross-posted from their site.
In 2014, charged with developing an emerging network, I reached out to Management HQ.
Networks vs. Organizations
Networks focus on a shared, complex goal. It could be increasing awareness of and the market for a specific industry. In this case, the network worked to expand healthy, efficient housing for all by leveraging the relationships between individuals, sectors, and policies. “NEWHAB” – the Network for Energy, Water and Health in Affordable Buildings.