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Book
xxi, 217 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part One: Alignment. 1. Aligning Networks with Strategic Value Propositions. 2. Working Through Networks to Align Culture and Strategy. Part Two: Execution. 3. Managing Rapid Innovation Through Effective Networks. 4. Driving Financial Return Through Network Investments. 5. Delivering Results Through Process Networks. 6. Delivering Results Through Project-Based Networks. Part Three: Adaptation. 7. Driving Performance by Replicating High Performers' Networks. 8. Speeding Productivity in Newcomers and Avoiding Knowledge Drain. 9. The Road Ahead: Emerging Opportunities for the Network Perspective. About the Authors. Notes. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470392492 20160610
Driving Results Through Social Networks shows executives and managers how to obtain substantial performance and innovation impact by better leveraging these traditionally invisible assets. For the past decade, Rob Cross and Robert J. Thomas have worked closely with executives from over a hundred top-level companies and government agencies. In this groundbreaking book, they describe in-depth how these leaders are using network thinking to increase revenues, lower costs, and accelerate innovation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470392492 20160610
Business Library
OB-522-01
Book
xiii, 213 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Part 1 How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations Chapter 1 The Hidden Power of Social Networks Chapter 2 Across the Great Divide: Finding and Fixing Critical Disconnects in Organizations Chapter 3 Knowing What We Know: Developing a Sense and Respond Organizational Capability Chapter 4 Charged Up: Creating Energy in Organizations Part 2 How Managers Manage Social Networks Chapter 5 Pinpointing the Problem: Improving Networks through Individuals Chapter 6 Building Bridges: Initiating, Developing and Maintaining Networks Chapter 7 Breaking the Mold:Aligning Organizational Context To Sustain Appropriate Network Patterns Chapter 8 Uncharted Territory: The Future and Challenges of Networks in Organizations Appendix A Conducting and Interpreting Social Network Analysis Appendix B Tools for Promoting Network Connectivity Notes Bibliography About the Authors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781591392705 20160615
A powerful, visual framework helps managers discover how employees really communicate and collaborate to get work done - and helps them identify ways they can influence these social networks to improve performance and innovation. In "The Hidden Power of Social Networks", Cross and Parker, experts in "social network analysis"--a technique that visually maps relationships between people in large, distributed groups - apply this powerful tool to management for the first time. Based on their in-depth study of sixty informal employee networks in well-known companies around the world, Cross and Parker show managers how to conduct a social network analysis of their organization.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781591392705 20160615
Business Library
OB-522-01