Embracing Emergence: How Collective Impact Addresses Complexity

In this blog post, John Kania and Mark Kramer highlight the learnings that emerge when leaders join collective impact initiatives. The interactions that govern collective impact leads to changes in individual and organizational behavior including greater alignment, discovery, learning, and emergence. As a result, leaders embrace a new way of seeing, learning, and doing that marries emergent solutions with intentional outcomes.

 

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Kana, J. & Kramer, M. (2013). Embracing Emergence: How Collective Impact Addresses Complexity. Stanford Social Innovation Review. Retrieved from http://ssir.org/articles/entry/embracing_emergence_how_collective_impact_addresses_complexity