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I have shown this map on SOCNET before, so sorry for the repetition... 
yet, it was a very good conversation starter and a catalyst for looking 
at inter-org collaboration.  Think of network maps NOT as precise 
blueprints but as conversation starters; as sense-making documents.  
Even if the map is incomplete, as this one was, you can start a 
conversation with "Let's sit down and complete this map to the best of 
our ability"  That simple conversation will lead to rich conversations 
of who should and should not be connected, and why some are and others 
are not, and what should we do, if anything, etc., etc.  By discussing 
the map, ties are formed!


On Apr 24, 2006, at 6:42 PM, Nick Guenther wrote:

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> On 4/24/06, C.J.D. Havermans <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Currently I conduct research for a Dutch governmental 
>> network-organization
>> that connects all municipalities into one foundation; the VNG. The 
>> bottom
>> line is to look for motivations and reasons why municipalities do not
>> cooperate.

> What other ideas do people have?
> -Nick Guenther

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