RIGHT IN THE BLIND SPOT – NEGATIVE RELATIONSHIPS IN ORGANIZATIONAL SOCIAL NETWORKS

Conflict, strife, and discord are all very human. Wherever people interact, co-workers bond and friendships blossom, negative relationships appear too. Workplaces are no exception, even if corporate culture makes open hostility taboo. Negative relationships affect almost every feature of organizational life, from internal communication and knowledge sharing to employee retention, from decision-making to change management. As in many other cases, organizational network analysis can help make the invisible apparent. Continue reading

Maven7 Competed among the Top 5 People Analytics-Related Startups Worldwide at the Wharton Conference

Maven7 is one of the cutting-edge startups who has been honored to showcase its business at the Wharton People Analytics Conference in Philadelphia, USA.

This year at the sixth annual Wharton People Analytics Conference and Competition we had the opportunity to get acquainted with the latest innovations in the field of people analytics.

Maven7 was selected as one of the finalists with the OrgMapper product family, a leading organizational change management tool that leverages the business application of network science to accelerate change and break down silos within organizations.

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Accelerating Change & Mobilizing the Organization via Influencers

Research shows that 52 percent of companies in the Fortune 500 have either gone bankrupt, been acquired, or ceased to exist as a result of digital disruption since 2000. The collision of the physical and digital worlds has affected every dimension of society, commerce, enterprises, and individuals. Organizations need to change radically in order to keep up with the pace of fast-moving startups. Continue reading

Data-Driven HR: Three Steps To Get Started With HR Analytics Today

As companies increasingly focus on the agile and digital transformation of HR, the best way to get started is by mapping the organizational challenges that represent priorities and pain points not just for HR, but also for the business, its leaders and its employees alike. Doing that in a data-driven way has many advantages. Just one example: a data-driven HR function could easily predict today’s talent shortages—which, in all likelihood, are only going to get worse in the majority of developed countries—five years ago, and prepare for them in time.

Reader discretion advised: this long and detailed article is not for the fainthearted! Proceed only if you have a serious interest in learning about HR analytics.

Useful Resources from the 1st Global Strategic Partner Gathering & Workshop

We couldn’t be more grateful for our strategic partners who joined from 11 different countries – from Australia to the U.S. – representing 18 organizations in person or virtually at the very first two-day-long Global Strategic Partner Gathering & Workshop organized by OrgMapper in September 2018.

At the event, we shared personal experiences related to the corporate implementation of organizational network analysis, thoughts about the future of the ONA market and dived deeper into the business application of network science. The event was the first step to make our vision happen: creating a community committed to promoting the professional and ethical use of network science within organizations. 

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How Influencers Help You Enact Successful Organizational Change?

Change is inevitable, intrusive and unwelcome. However, change is essential. The key to successful change management is keeping the organization happy. Easier said than done!

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Five Best practices and pitfalls when using ONA tools

Reflecting on the great number of comments and reflections on the „7 ONA tools” allow us to think further and share with you our experiences, how you can use such Organization Network Analysis tool well or less fortunate. This is based on five years’ market practice, fact not speculation.

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The Guardians of Organizational Cultural Change

This week, we are starting a new conversation about organizational culture change. We have invited Bernie White from New Zealand to join our conversation that will be held in the upcoming weeks. Bernie is a partner at Better Change, our strategic partner consultancy specializing in “helping people change for the better every day” in New Zealand. He is an expert in organizational change management and will share his experience about a cultural change project that took place in a large public service department in New Zealand.

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