But in practice master plans fail – because they create totalitarian order, not organic order. They are too rigid; they cannot easily adapt to the natural and unpredictable changes that inevitably arise in the life of a community.

— Christopher Alexander

New research confirms that organizations that are advanced in their use of communities are far outpacing the market. Building and nurturing community in and around your organization leads to a more responsive enterprise.

This responsiveness leads to:

  • Faster innovation cycles
  • Improved support
  • Persistent learning
  • Closer ties to your constituents
  • Better products, services, and communications

At Canopy Gap, we believe there is no blueprint for building community. You cannot design or “launch” a community. You can only create favorable conditions for it flourish, and then learn to be present and responsive to the community.

We first explore:

  • What is the vision that all community members can embrace?
  • What continual value can flow between members of the community?
  • What types of interaction will lead to more value flowing?

A thriving community exhibits shared purpose among constituents, trust, and flows of interaction that build more relational capacity throughout the ecosystem.

Contact us to learn how we can work with you to build and nurture community for your organization.

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