The landscape of Organisational Design & Network Mapping solutions
Basics & trends
Most HR practices are still very much focused on individuals. Today teams, and networks of teams and individuals, are increasingly important. Analysing organisational networks is an important skill for the HR professional, and it has become a lot easier with current technology. Various HR practices can benefit from network analysis. Some examples:
- Recruitment: you do not hire an individual, but an individual with her or his network.
- Selection: how strong is a candidate in networking?
- Workplace design: how we design our office in such a way, that collaboration is naturally stimulated and that the chance of casual collisions is increased?
- Talent detection: where are the natural “connectors” in our organisation?
Relevant info & links
- Boston Consulting Group: New BCG office at 10 Hudson Yards aims to maximize casual collisions
- Robert Cross, Salvatore Parise and Leigh Weiss: The role of networks in organisational change
- David Green: The role of ONA in people analytics (webinar)
- HR Trend Institute: Organisational Network Analysis
- Tiffany McDowell et. al. Organisational design – The rise of teams