Chapter Four: Takeaways
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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.