Networks & Ecosystem Leadership
How does one optimally organise complex ecosystems to achieve a shared challenge? Is it possible to organise an ecosystem? Are there clear design principles that might help?
A key factor in achieving coherence of large, complex, ecosystems is creating a shared sense of purpose and understanding the activities taking place. By understanding the nature of its activities, leadership can cluster ‘what is going on or needs to be going on’ into one or more existing or emergent domains of work.
This allows the ‘chunking’s of ecosystem and its networks activities into semi-autonomous parts. This allows for the empowerment of local decision making, relevant information flows and distributed accountability and authority.
In addition to this clustering by domains of activities, large scale systems leadership requires a different set of meta competencies to galvanize and orchestrate diverse stakeholders. This chapter seeks to explore network galvanisation, activity chunking and systems leadership competencies.