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Organizational Development Helped by Organizational Network Analysis

Organizational Development Helped by Organizational Network Analysis

Case Study: How Organizational Network Analysis Helps Organizational Development The usefulness of organizational network analysis within the organizational context goes beyond change management and into even more traditional forms of change management. In one published case study, consultants used an organizational network analysis in combination with a traditional organizational development solution to reduce new packaging designs and implementation effort for a global health ... Read More »

Overcoming Resistance to Change Using Organizational Network Analysis

Overcoming Resistance to Change Using Organizational Network Analysis

Overcoming Resistance to Change Using Organizational Network Analysis A good example of how organizational network analysis (ONA) can break down resistance to change would be Dr. Cross’ example of the M&M business unit of Master Foods Inc. In this case a research and development team came up with an innovative new way of producing M&Ms with customized print and logos. Through the ... Read More »

Using Organizational Network Analysis to Improve Team Dynamics: Sales Team Example

Using Organizational Network Analysis to Improve Team Dynamics: Sales Team Example

Using Organizational Network Analysis to Improve Team Dynamics I like some of Rob Cross’ examples in his book. He tries to bring out the power of applying organizational network analysis in simple ways better than most authors in this topic. In one example, a leader of a growing business unit at one of the world’s largest professional services organizations (he didn’t ... Read More »

How we do what we do: Introduction to Social Network Analysis (SNA)

How we do what we do: Introduction to Social Network Analysis (SNA)

Talent Sphere Mapping and Human Domain Mapping are both based on the developing and growing field of Social Network Analysis. In our quest to assist and advise our clients we are always looking for opportunities to help explain the science. For newcomers to the field it is important to understand that the large majority of social sciences and their applications, ... Read More »

Why Post Merger and Acquisition (M&A) Integration Fails

Why Post Merger and Acquisition (M&A) Integration Fails

The traditional method of going about integrating two companies together whether it is an acquisition, merger, or a strategic alliance relies on ad hoc methods and false assumptions. Though methods vary the key component to integration today is based on analysis of human capital metrics, financial assumptions, and some top-down command and control behavior. Perhaps this is why so many ... Read More »

Will Healthcare Reform/Budget Fight Cause Loss of Jobs?

Will Healthcare Reform/Budget Fight Cause Loss of Jobs?

Earlier this year in January of 2013, we predicted that if the Sandy aid package was not passed that the US economy would lose over 1 million domestic jobs in the heart of what was the recovery back then. Today we face the same issue with the federal budget and in a few weeks with the debt ceiling. Our analysis ... Read More »

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