Chapter Four: Takeaways

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Key Points:

  • Boundary spanning activates social capital mechanisms through leadership practices such as personal relationship building and experimentation, to accelerate the achievement of innovation outcomes

  • Boundary spanners are like “drivers” of social capital who mediate between groups and link internal and external networks

  • Integrating boundary spanning and social capital can help us be more strategic in our innovation efforts in cross-sector partnerships

  • Boundary spanning organizations work as catalysts to mobilize previously unconnected people and enrich the innovation process

  • Cultivating your connections across the broader ecosystem can support your innovation capacity over time.