Work the Net (english version)
Work the Net - A Management Guide for Formal Networks
The guide addresses networking practitioners, as well as other professionals wishing to set up a network, but also established networkers will find some useful tips. It was developed by professionals with sound experience in designing and running networks.
This hands-on guide in concise A5 format describes on 140 pages how formal networks can be set up, managed and used in an efficient and effective way. The process-oriented approach is explained with a flow chart, and checklists summarise the crucial steps. A resource section provides relevant publications and websites.
'Work the Net' is one of the results of the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) project 'Networking, Information and Knowledge Management by Regional Organizations' (NeRO), which provided an exchange platform for information and knowledge management approaches and instruments between regional development organizations focusing on the management of natural resources in the Asian context.
The pdf-file of 'Work the Net' is available for download for free.
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