Thursday, October 25, 2007

The art of NetAwareness

I am continuously innovating in the development of questions that can evoke netawareness (awareness of your own networks) without necessarily drawing visual maps. These questions are useful as steps before or after mapping, addressing the 3 kinds of value in networks - asset, positional, and generative value.

How many networks are you a part of these days?
In which are you more at the core and which more on the periphery?
Are these positions by choice?
What do you consider the more valuable tangible and intangible assets of these networks?
How many steps do you know or think you are from these assets?
What do you think are the more valuable assets you bring to your networks?
How many people know about these assets?
How many people do you think would describe you as a valued collaborator?
What if anything could position you more as a valued collaborator?
Who in your networks might benefit from your introducing them to each other?
Who would you benefit from being introduced to & who could make these introductions?


Jenny Ambrozek said...

Outstanding list of thought provoking questions Valdis but what else should one expect when you bring 20 years of experience to considering "netwareness" and how to facilitate. Thanks.

Valdis said...

Thanks Jenny... but the creidt goes to Jack!

Jack said...

Not to worry Jenny, Valdis usually gets credit for my best stuff : )

I say this with a warm hearted smile because the part that's true is that I owe Valdis and June for a wealth of learning and inspiration on networks.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting and high level posts. Have you ever studied the network weaving in China? I am interested in network diversity. How it functions in different society. Thanks for a great blog.