Converge is a team of strategists and designers
who partner with others to tackle complex social and environmental problems.
To address complex challenges, we need to be smarter together than we are alone. But effective collaboration is hard, and unfortunately the research shows that that we're actually dumber together than we are individually -- that is, unless certain conditions exist.
Converge partners with committed leaders to build networks that enable people and organizations to work together more effectively, even when there are sharp differences and disagreements.
Current and recent organizational partners include:
Social network analysis allows you to visualize and better understand the key actors, roles, relationships, and flows of information across your organization or network.
We're a network too. Converge is a unique network of strategists, designers, systems thinkers, facilitators, and researchers. We partner with foundations, organizations, and network leaders to tackle the most complex problems we can find. Let's connect.
Sense Making is developing a deep and meaningful understanding of the complexity of the problem you're trying to solve.
Solution Making is making smart, strategic decisions about the optimal path forward.
“The quality of results produced by any system
depends on the quality of awareness from which people in the system operate.” Otto Scharmer