17th June 2015

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by: designers-i

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Categories: Radio Show Archives

Show #114: Mapping Informal Employee Networks to Build Better Organisations

Special Guest: András Vicsek, Co-Founder and Head of Research at Maven7 and Designer and developer of social network analysis solutions based on the technologies of the future.

Organisations are becoming more and more complex, more connected, and therefore more difficult to manage. There are multiple hierarchy levels, functions, projects, job roles, processes, products, etc, and thus a stronger role of informal networks, which affects organisational performance. The problems of organisations are increasingly complex as well. Many of them are trying to shift from silos and product or project-based teams to cross-functional collaborations.

This is an era marked with rapid change (more frequent organisational restructuring, new IT system implementations, introduction of new strategies, more mergers and acquisitions, etc), which demands more from leaders and managers.

Join us as we, through real life case studies, show how mapping informal employee networks will help:

– better manage and accelerate change initiatives
– identify previously hidden key employees (experts, high-potentials, change agents) and their positions in the organisational network
– build stronger, more cohesive teams
boost overall organisational performance to benefit the bottom line

András is a work and organisational psychologist, and is responsible for research and product development within Maven7. He is a management consultant and a trainer specialised in social and organisational network analysis.

Host: Jo Dodds