The Organizational Network Fieldbook: Best Practices, Techniques and Exercises to Drive Organizational Innovation and Performance

The Organizational Network Fieldbook: Best Practices, Techniques and Exercises to Drive Organizational Innovation and Performance

By: Jean Singer (author), Yaarit Silverstone (author), Robert J. Thomas (author), Sally Colella (author), Robert L. Cross (author)Paperback

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This fieldbook companion to Driving Results Through Social Networks provides leaders with a guide to aligning their organization's networks with their strategy to drive innovation and growth. Drawn from the authors' work with over 200 organizations, this fieldbook is a collection of best practices/actions that serve to align the organization's networks with its strategic and operational goals. Using workshops, organizational or process changes, and leveraging of web 2.0 technologies, the workbook enables executives to confront key collaborative issues including Collaboration and Community; Innovation; Team Effectiveness; Talent and Workforce Management; and Managing Organizational Change.

About Author

Rob Cross is an associate professor at the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, where he specializes in organizational behavior. Professor Cross directs research into social network analysis for The Network Roundtable, a consortium of 100 organizations. Jean Singer is an organizational consultant specializing in the use of social network principles and techniques to drive performance. Sally Colella works with leaders and teams to create and leverage networks that support learning, results, and satisfaction. Robert J. Thomas is the executive director of Accenture's Institute for High Performance and a professor at the Brandeis University International Business School. Yaarit Silverstone is the managing director responsible for organization effectiveness offerings and capabilities within Accenture's Talent and Organization Performance practice.


The Authors. Introduction. Building Networks for Collaboration and Community. 1. Building a Technical Community (Angelique Finan and Grady Bryant). 2. Networks of Excellence (Peter Gray and Dan Ranta). 3. Driving Business Results through Networked Communities of Practice (Rob Cross and Guillermo Velasquez). 4. Mapping and Engaging Influence Networks (Myra Norton). Bridging Organizational Silos). 5. Network Analysis for Engineering Small Practice Groups (Barry Dayton). 6. Building Trusted Ties in a New Organization (Joe Blasnales). 7. Forging Global Connections, Christie Dowling (Betsy Smith Redfern, and Victor Gulas). 8. Building Healthy Teams (Kate Ehrlich, Ivan J. Blum, and Inga Carboni). Driving Organizational Change through Networks. 9. Changing Culture through Networks and Narrative (Steve Denning and Rob Cross). 10. Message Monitoring to Accelerate Change (Terry G. Williams). 11. A Workshop for Aligning Networks with Strategy (Sally Colella). 12. Positioning a New Leader for Success through Network Fine-Tuning (Rob Cross, Robert J. Thomas, Ana Dutra, and Carrie Newberry). 13. Improving Decision Making through Network Reconstruction (Rob Cross and Robert J. Thomas). Connecting People for Innovation. 14. The Innovation Lab: Building Idea-Sharing Networks (Jean Singer and Kristi Droppers). 15. Building a Collaborative Innovation Network (Wendi Backler). 16. Connecting through Improvisation (Christiane Frischmuth). 17. Helping Leaders Uncover Hidden Assets (Sally Colella). Developing Talent through Networks. 18. Embedding a Network Perspective into Leadership (Michael Chavez and Mara Green). 19. Improving Leadership Effectiveness through Network Development (Rob Cross). 20. Developing Leaders' Networks through a Stakeholder Mapping and Engagement Workshop (Katy Strei and Sally Colella). 21. The Mentor Marketplace (Christie Dowling and Victor Gulas). 22. Managing External Stakeholders and Stemming Knowledge Loss (Carlota Vollhardt and Brigitte Lippmann). 23. Smart Mentoring to Increase Connectivity (Adrian (Zeke) Wolfberg). 24. Newcomers' Boot Camp (Betsy Hudson). 25. A Network Approach to Onboarding (Michel Buffet, Gregory A. Janicik, Maria Gallegos, Giulio Quaggiotto, and Lauren Ashwell).

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780470542200
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9780470542200
  • weight: 748
  • ISBN10: 0470542209

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