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Building Networks - Network Weaving

Posted on by Brandon Klein

This transition from network weaver to network facilitator is critical. The weaver is identifying and mentoring new weavers who will eventually take over much of the network building and maintenance. If the change is not made then the community network remains dependent on the central weaver and his/her organization. At the transition point the weaver changes from being a direct leader to an indirect leader, influencing new emergent leaders appearing throughout the community. This transition is necessary for the network to increase its scale, impact and reach.
Moving from a single hub/weaver network to a multiple hub/weaver network has many advantages. The first advantage of a multi-hub topology is elimination of a single point of failure.