The ways people are connected, who they are connected to, and how many people are between any connections in a network influences how efficient, nimble and adaptive the network is.
A centralized network gives a small number of centrally connected people the power to change the structure of the network, make decisions and distribute value.
A decentralized network pushes power to change the network out away from any of the most central connected people.
These patterns or shapes of the network molds the way the network performs.
In this session we will discuss the strategic implications of centralization and decentralized approaches to the work.
You’ll leave this session more prepared with actions and strategies that can help nudge the network in one direction or another.