There are 8 enabling principles for better connected programs, organisational areas, and institutions.
1. Embeddedness into wider networks: the program is ‘plugged in’ to wider professional, industry, and interest groups and networks
2. Identifying and making new connections: the program seeks out new relationships
3. Strengthening and maintaining connections: the program deepens the relationships it has in effective way, including valuing its connections
4. Interacting with connections: Interactions and communications are straightforward and effective
5. Reducing barriers to connectedness: processes are simple and strainghtforward, ‘red-tape’ minimised
6. Intra-university connections: partnerships and networks within the university are optimised
7. Resourcing for connectedness: there are enough resources (people, funding) to foster connectedness
8. Connectedness tools, platforms and digital infrastructure: where students, teachers and programs need to connect with the outside world, real ‘industry authentic’ and open tools are used to make this happens.