Difference between revisions of "How can we work better together?"
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We must be uniquely good at working well together. Rather than using their tools, which perpetuate dominant models of competition and capitalism, we need to work together. A node's value is not stagnant (money in the bank), but rather how it moves and makes connections, moves information through the network. Individuals are in this sense like routers, moving traffic / information from one node to the next.
How do you know if a network is healthy?
- Neighborhood communication flow
- Look to natural ecosystems - prey / predators. Sense of competition fragments - competition for funding, ideological battles.
- When it comes to social justice we need to show a face of solidarity
- Come together over a shared goal
- Sense of ownership
- Moments of convergence and celebration
- Fallbacks work out because ways of working together - processes - are clear
- With mesh networks- it's a mentality of 'we own it ourselves and create it together', that the network won't work if individuals don't learn to share and feel secure in their sharing - that they're creating the network
- When one feels compelled to invest in the community
- The things that people pay attention to everyday, making the edges visible - ATTENTION LITERACY
- Redundancy and resiliency
- Joint purpose problem
- Reach people where they're at - don't push a platform
- Anyone can emerge and lead
- With Wiser, hard to measure, hard to quantify the health of the network
- Efficiency of the network more nuanced - the ability of the network to adapt and change in different scenarios is essential
- What is intended by 'health'? Will vary depending on the individual perspectives
- Planning how the network will scale is importantC
- Coalition of LGBTQ orgs for people of color - the big orgs with lots of money (and strings), twisting the grants to help the smaller orgs - without homogenizing the work any given individual is doing.
- Jane Jacobs, organics of city planning - how communities come together and self-regulate. A sense of shared ownership gives way to a sense of shared responsibility
- Trans-local Autonomous Organizing - trust in the other components of the network functioning independently
- Being able to respond at scale appropriately
- Adaptability and flexibility
- Main impediment to ownership in a network is sometimes resources - capacity to participate and explicit invitations
- Heterogeneity and diversity of voices and perspectives in conversation
- Network of service providers / trainers for human rights organizations - very heterogeneous nodes
- Common vision vs. common threat -> threat seems to be a better organizer of people