Through Netcentric Campaigns’ work and research, we have learned that the strength of a network can be assessed by the presence of the seven specific elements
Leaders drive the activities of the network, including by monitoring resources, creating messaging, outlining participant responsibilities and receiving feedback. There are five different types of leaders: principals, drivers, weavers, supporters and operators (See more detail in the section Establishing Roles and Responsibilities):
Common language is based on relevant context and network culture. It reinforces the identity of the network and works to resolve any conflict.
A communications grid allows network participants to have free-flowing conversations with one another. This grid typically includes a variety of communications channels for aligning work, solving issues and building identity as a group.
Feedback mechanisms on network activity help leaders and other participants to understand the trends, resources and needs of the entire network.
Shared resources allow participants to pool their skills, talents, experiences, expertise, services and other resources. This strengthens social ties and saves individual participants of the network both time and money.