Growing Social Networks

Below are 9 simple indicators of network growth. They become both indicators and strategies for the intentional growth of existing networks.

  • People in the network gain broader and deeper awareness of the available assets in the network
  • People in the network gain broader and deeper awareness of potential new collaborators and co-conspirators in the network
  • People in the network spend more time introducing people to one another who are 2+ steps away from each other in the network
  • People in the network spend more time introducing themselves to others who are 2+ steps away from them in the network
  • People in the network discover more new opportunities to engage and combine their assets to create a future different from the past
  • People in the network have more conversations together about their dreams and assets than their problems and deficiencies
  • People in the network value change and differences as more valuable to the network’s growth than similarities and protecting a status quo
  • People in the network become “network weavers” who intentionally commit time and imagination to looking for new ways to connect unconnected people in the network
  • People in the network together become more self-organizing, innovative, agile, inclusive, strengths-based, and dedicated to shared thrivancy

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