The complexity and pace of change in today's marketplace has required
organizations to be more flexible and adaptive than ever before.
One consequence of this dynamic is that coordination and work
processes are increasingly occuring through informal networks
rather than formal structures. Uncovering these informal networks
is vital to a company's ability to leverage them.
Social Network Analysis is a powerful tool that
illustrates visible patters of information sharing within and
across strategically important networks. With roots from Social
Psychology and Cultural Anthropology, social networking is gaining
prominence as a key tool in understanding organizational dynamics.
Network analysis has been used to:
Support Partnerships and Alliances
Ensure Strategy Execution
Collaboration and Decision Making in Top Leadership
Integration of Networks Across Core Processes
Ensure Integration Post-Merger or After Large-Scale Change
Personal Networks and Leadership Development