David Ehrlichman - Author of “Impact Networks"

Episode 179 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - David Ehrlichman - author of “Impact Networks"

David is cofounder and coordinator of Converge a network of systems strategists, designers, facilitators, educators, and evaluators who partner with people, organizations, and networks to navigate complexity and co-create meaningful change.

David is the author of Impact Networks: Creating Connection, Sparking Collaboration, and Catalyzing Systemic Change. The social and environmental challenges we face today are not only complex, they are also systemic and structural and have no obvious solutions. They require diverse combinations of people, organizations, and sectors to coordinate actions and work together even when the way forward is unclear. Even so, collaborative efforts often fail because they attempt to navigate complexity with traditional strategic plans, created by hierarchies that ignore the way people naturally connect.

By embracing a living-systems approach to organizing, impact networks bring people together to build relationships across boundaries; leverage the existing work, skills, and motivations of the group; and make progress amid unpredictable and ever-changing conditions. As a powerful and flexible organizing system that can span regions, organizations, and silos of all kinds, impact networks underlie some of the most impressive and large-scale efforts to create change across the globe

David's company is Converge found here - www.converge.net.

The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3GR2XMq.

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