In the words of Anne Gloger, emegence is what it looks like when momentum meets opportunity. Many of us engaged in social change work at any scale are accustomed to aligning many moving parts at the same time. Momentum and Opportunity are often two of those moving parts, and finding yourself in the same space and time as them can be quite the chase!
Earlier this year, Fourth Quadrant Partners (4QP) released its research into emergent strategy, using seven examples of widely varying social change initiatives from around the world to draw insights about what emergence means, what it looks like in practice, and what it promises to achieve.
Check out the case studies and let us know what you think! Are you working in emergence or funding emergent work? What do you think it would take to unleash the wisdom of the whole community to tackle the biggest social, economic or environmental challenges we face? Tell us more about your experience and learning.