New Leadership Tools: Finding Direction through Network Maps: Mini Case #1

Partnering Resources

Instead, people operate through networks: informal webs of relationships that people instinctively form in the workplace. Network maps provide new and helpful information about how people actually perform work, make decisions, and solve problems.

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Network Mapping for personal development – a retreat for women

Net-Map Toolbox

I have been exploring the power of Net-Map for personal development and happiness for a few years now. Because I am convinced: When it comes to living life fully, the network you are embedded in plays a great role, both supporting you and holding you back at times.

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The News Story in Value Network Maps

Portals and KM

From John Maloney on the Value-Networks group this week, a link to a wonderful blog post, Value Network Maps at NewsTools2008 , from an unconference-style mashup of journalists, technologists, and entrepreneurs.

Help! Testing a network mapping exercise | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Testing a network mapping exercise Published by Nancy White at 2:31 pm under knowledge sharing , networks I often use a variety of paper networking mapping exercises in my face to face workshops. For our test, pick one of your networks!)

Social Network Mapping!

Chris Collison

Came across this creative view of social networking on Flickr today. I wonder how the plate tectonics of social networking have changed the landscape since this was drawn a year ago? Design

New Case Studies: How to Use Networks Strategically

Partnering Resources

Network maps make the invisible world of organizational transactions, relationships, and knowledge flows visible. Each case study shows how one client used network knowledge to advance their strategy. Case Study #1: Using Network Mapping to Globalize an Organization.

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Session on “Applying Network Knowledge” at the Sunbelt XXXV

Net-Map Toolbox

Would you be interested in presenting your Net-Map work at the at the Sunbelt XXXV , Brighton, UK, June 23– June 28, 2015, the largest annual conference of Social Network Analysis, organized by the International Network for Social Network Analysis ( INSNA )? Thus, successful governance approaches rely on networks of actors who collaborate and on the quality of their collaboration.

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Session on “Applying Network Knowledge” at the Sunbelt XXXV

Net-Map Toolbox

Would you be interested in presenting your Net-Map work at the at the Sunbelt XXXV , Brighton, UK, June 23– June 28, 2015, the largest annual conference of Social Network Analysis, organized by the International Network for Social Network Analysis ( INSNA )? Thus, successful governance approaches rely on networks of actors who collaborate and on the quality of their collaboration.

2014 28

The evidence is here: Visual portfolio mapping delivers better decisions

Governance in a Networked World

The basic concept of mapping project interdepencies is quite simple. This is where social network mapping comes in. We believed that the core visualisation techniques drawn from the field of social network analysis would provide the best "cognitive fit", i.e

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How your landscape expands if you talk about conflict…

Net-Map Toolbox

So why have I started insisting that most of the groups that I draw network maps with, add a link of “conflict” to their picture? ” Even if they don’t mention a single conflict when we plan the Net-Map session.

2017 10

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Dave Pollards papers on business innovation & knowledge management September 26, 2008 CCK08 Week Three: Eight Important Questions About Learning and Connection W eek 3 of the CCK08 Connectivism MOOC is principally about network theory. Ive written a bit about this, notably about network analysis (Rob Cross) and network mapping (Valdis Krebs, who was this weeks virtual guest lecturer). How do we discover the people who should be in our networks, but currently arent?

Net-Mapping the Water-Food-Energy Nexus in the Upper Blue Nile in Ethiopia

Net-Map Toolbox

Based on participatory, visual network mapping and focus group discussions, the paper illustrates three interdependent challenges of the water-energy-food nexus in the Upper Blue Nile in Ethiopia.

A game to realise community assets

Social Reporter

Meanwhile, I mentioned the game to Gavin Barker, who had blogged enthusiastically about the conference version, and who I knew does a lot on mapping community assets.

Illuminating the Invisible: Mapping Austin’s Adolescent Health System Using Value Network Analysis

Partnering Resources

“ Illuminating the Invisible: Mapping Austin’s Adolescent Health System Using Value Network Analysis ” provides a case study of how we used a specific technique to paint a holistic picture of how the system works from service provider and youth perspectives.

Making KM Fun!

Chris Collison

Social Network Mapping with the UN in Ethiopia. . Syngenta have been a client for a number of years now, and have been looking for new ways to up-skill the core teams of their networks, especially in the early stages of growth.

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Relationship Mapping and Monitoring with Yammer

Governance in a Networked World

Yammer is a leading social networking platform for use inside organisations. The knowledge management community learnt a long time ago that activity doesn''t always map to productivity. Social network measures focus on the relationship. Select '' Show All '' to restore the map.

A social reporting game for community builders

Social Reporter

Briefly, we gave a presentation about how we saw social reporting supporting community building, with a strong focus on mapping and building networks.

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A social reporting game for community builders

Social Reporter

Briefly, we gave a presentation about how we saw social reporting supporting community building, with a strong focus on mapping and building networks.

Game 23

Knowledge Management, Stories, Roald Dahl and Matilda!

Chris Collison

Here’s a picture I ask people to reflect upon during my training programmes on knowledge-sharing, networks and communities of practice. Last week I had the opportunity to see Matilda in the West End. Coincidentally, it’s just opened on Broadway to well-deserved rave reviews.

Quote of the Day

Net-Map Toolbox

“One useful rule of thumb is to use network maps more for raising questions than for answering them&# (Hoppe and Reinelt 2009).

Using digital technology and asset mapping to tackle social isolation – without special funding

Social Reporter

research and map local resources and networks that can provide ideas, support, activities or funding – and build relationships to make the most of these. Develop a network of volunteer digital champions.

2014 11

Networks Eat Strategy for Breakfast.Everyday - Keyhubs

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Networks Eat Strategy for. Networks Eat Strategy for Breakfast…Everyday December 23, 2011. Each company’s ”networks” are different and unique. Following are network maps for two organizations we have worked with.

2012 24

Facebook and twitter aren’t the only networks that matter in Arab Spring

Net-Map Toolbox

The term “infectious idea&# gives us some guidance on how to think about this in network terms: The social mobilization spreads through the network like a (positive) infection. That is different from other things that flow through a network, such as money for example.

Guest Post: Net-Map in cultural development in Germany

Net-Map Toolbox

First time-use of a Net-Map-procedure in a culture development process. With the decision to perform a network analysis, the Institute for Cultural Policy entered new territory within the framework of cultural development processes.

My favourite things…

Chris Collison

We’ve introduced reverse brainstorming, appreciative inquiry, project retrospects, social reporting, knowledge asset creation, social network mapping, speed-consulting, peer assists – and some experimental techniques which evolve on the day.

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Building a network for People Powered Change

Social Reporter

In addition they are: Crowdsourcing ideas in how best to map where funding goes and the impact it makes, drawing on people’s willingness to swap and share experience. As part of our work with BIG, Drew Mackie did some quick network mapping at the workshop that we ran.

2012 28

How SNA Combats the Tyranny of Top Down

Governance in a Networked World

Through the ‘magic’ of SNA we can explore this scenario by simply removing all the line managers from the map: Now the circles are re-scaled to reflect just those nominations that are received from their peer shop floor workers. SNA maps work to the granularity of the individual.

2013 11

Social networks and informal support: the big shift for policy

Neighbourhoods

It’s obvious that informal support and social networks can be critical to the way society looks after its members. When people can use their social networks to get support without going through formal agencies, there are social and economic benefits.

Microsoft Excel: The Bumblebee's six most useful Excel add-ins

The Bumble Bee

In this article I introduce 6 excel add-ins which meet this criterion - NodeXL, Solver, Rainbow, Spreadsheet Converter, Crystal Ball and Fractal Maps. Image: A fractal map of retail sales data. NodeXL: How do I analyse network data quickly and visually?

2012 25

Some lessons about capacity building in social media for development organisations in the South

Joitske Hulsebosch

Over the past half year I facilitated a social media capacity building trajectory for a group of 14 development organisations (and 2 networks) in countries like Vietnam, Mali, Bolivia etc., Despite our network mapping, this was still a hard question to answer at the end of an intense week.

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Net-Map paper in Field Methods Journal

Net-Map Toolbox

“ Net-Map : Collecting Social Network Data and Facilitating Network Learning through Participatory Influence Network Mapping&# , by Eva Schiffer and Jennifer Hauck, Field Methods, August 2010 This paper focuses on how the method works, both for data collection and for facilitation of processes. If you are a regular at this blog, you know it all, but you’ll be glad to have it all in a condensed, quotable fashion.

Companies with ‘Networked’ Board Directors have 85% Higher Growth Rates!

Governance in a Networked World

The article has prompted us to release some of our most recent work on linking board interlocks with corporate performance: Companies with ‘Networked’ Board Directors have 85% Higher Growth Rates! The above map shows how our ‘networked elite’ is connected to each other.

Weaving Networks in Melbourne – ISS Fellowship Day 2

Full Circle Associates

Instant network augmentation on the train. You see, with a great network, you can improve your research right off the bat by eating and conversing together. This is the second in a series of post of my ISS Fellowship. For context check out part 1.

Making the invisible visible with social network analysis

Joitske Hulsebosch

Together with Koen Faber , Josien Kapma and Niels Schuddeboom we have an informal dutch group who want to learn about social network analysis. For instance I signed up for the MOOC about social network analysis which started 4 weeks ago and which is interesting but also very scientific.

Blog>> Let me have men about me who are (not) fat

Green Chameleon

Social network maps reveal many things. And studied over time they also tell the movements or history of the networks. They tell you who the super-connectors and the corollary isolates are. They may uncover connections and chasms that are potentially problematic.

Missing the Power of a Point

21st Century Organization

It is ironic that a network visual "portraying the complexity of American military strategy" in Afghanistan, appearing on the front page of the NY Times on-line today is used to bemoan the use of PowerPoint.

RSA - Connected Communities - How social networks power and sustain the Big Society

John Tropea - Delicious Community

In this report we argue for a new approach to community regeneration, based on an understanding of the importance of social networks, such an approach has the potential to bring about significant improvements in efforts to combat isolation and to support the development of resilient and empowered communities. We argue for a new approach to community regeneration, based on an understanding of the importance of social networks.

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Masters of Networks: Policy and Network Science in the same room

Endless Knots

Last week's Masters of Networks conference in Venice, which I blogged about earlier this month, brought network science down to earth and policy making into the 21st century. News flash: typically policy makers meet with policy makers and network scientists meet with their own kind.

Following Up After a Liberating Structures Facilitated Event

Full Circle Associates

More on that in a later blog post about the network mapping project we also did! ) these: Day 1 Impromptu networking www.liberatingstructures.com/2-impromptu-networking (e.g.,

Updating exploration into Living Well in the Digital Age

Social Reporter

Update summary: Over the past month we’ve run a workshop with the Department for Communities and Local Government; developed some ideas on why digital innovation is important on various fronts; engaged with the new Centre for Ageing Better; and authored a paper on networks and network mapping. Networks and network mapping. Drew Mackie has authored a really comprehensive paper on networks and network mapping.