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We have dedicated this page to our resource materials – webinar material archive, white papers, ONA test, and audiovisual materials – that helps you to better understand the potential of network science in business.

CASE STUDIES

Having the Energy to Change Organizational Culture

CASE STUDY OF A MAJOR ENERGY COMPANY’S APPROACH TO ACCELERATE CHANGE

One of OrgMapper’s client, a European energy company – with more than 43,000 employees based in offices around the world – faced critical challenges of the highly regulated market, and also managing the impact of digitalization on the day to day operations.

In order to keep up with the pace, they acknowledged that traditional change models had not so far had the required impact, and had also not been demonstrating the results quickly enough. They researched available solutions and providers, focusing on tools that could support organizational change.

In this case study, we share with you the complete project – including the detailed problem the client faced with, the business advantage of network science Team OrgMapper provided, and the impact of Influencer identification on the environment.

HOW MAVEN7 – ORGMAPPER HELPED VALUES IN ACTION TO SHAPE THE CULTURE OF THE IRISH HEALTH SERVICE SECTOR 

Two years ago Values in Action was about shaping the culture of the Health Service Executive (HSE) Ireland. The new approach aims to build the desired health service – from the inside out – making the health service a better place for staff, patients and service users. In order to achieve their goal, HSE partnered with The Chalfont Project, developers of the Viral Change™ methodology, to create large-scale behavioural and cultural change. The Chalfont Project and Maven 7 are strategic partners. Maven7 – OrgMapper provided Organizational Network Analysis solution in order to carry out a social network analysis on a target population of over 4,000 people, as part of Values in Action.

In this case study, you will find detailed information about the background of HSE, their pain points and the solution The Chalfont Project and Maven7- OrgMapper provided. Further, we share best practices with you concerning Influencers in action.

WEBINAR MATERIALS

OUR HOSTS WERE…

CHRIS SAMPSON 

Corporate Communications Director  at BTG (today part of Boston Scientific)

Chris Sampson’s 15-year career in healthcare communications spans corporate, financial, internal, and product communications at global pharmaceutical and medical device companies.  Chris currently works as Director of Corporate Communications for global healthcare company BTG plc which was recently acquired by Boston Scientific. BTG’s innovative medical technologies help physicians treat patients with cancer and vascular conditions through minimally invasive procedures, while their Specialty Pharmaceutical products help patients overexposed to certain medications or toxins. In addition to leading public relations and internal communication programmes, Chris has played a central role in the company’s unique approach to reinforcing organizational culture through informal networks. Prior to joining BTG, Chris served in a variety of communications roles for the global pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.

ORSOLYA VÁSÁRHELYI

Researcher, Senior Data Scientist at Department of Network and Data Science – Central European University

Orsolya is a researcher, a senior data scientist and a consultant focusing on how network & data science can lead to a better understanding of unconscious bias. Her main interests are the effects of gendered behavior in STEM, quantifying inclusion and developing data-driven recommendations for diversity and inclusion management.

MICHAEL ARENA, PhD

Chief Talent and Development Officer – General Motors

Dr. Michael Arena is the Chief Talent and Development Officer for General Motors Corporation. He is responsible for enterprise talent management, strategic workforce analytics, talent acquisition, executive development and global learning. Since joining General Motors, he has employed an evidence-based approach to driving organizational performance, leveraging such concepts as predictive analytics and network analysis to empirically determine talent needs across the pipeline. These approaches have been complemented with qualitative research methods such as design thinking to discover the effective nuances of local solutions. Prior to joining GM, Dr. Arena served as senior vice president of Leadership Development for Bank of America’s Global Consumer and Small Business Banking group and spent two years as a visiting scientist within the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, where he studied the intersection of human behavior, innovation and social connectivity. Additionally, he served as an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science at Queens University in the McColl School of Business.

DANIEL BODONYI

Product Strategy Director – OrgMapper | EXCELLENCE 

Daniel Bodonyi is the faculty lead of the Data-Driven HR Program at the Spark Institute at the International Business School in Budapest and consults ONA technology firm Maven7 and Tokyo-based tech recruitment firm Wahl & Case on HR tech product development. Previously, he worked as the managing director of Attuned.ai, a people analytics SaaS solution that won accolades at UNLEASH (formerly HR Tech World) in London and the Wharton People Analytics Conference in Philadelphia. He has been invited to speak about people analytics at various conferences and companies and is currently working on a book that explores the organizational challenges and practices of high-growth organizations.

DR. LEANDRO HERRERO

CEO, Chief Organization Architect and lead designer of the products and services of The Chalfont Project

Dr Leandro Herrero is the CEO, Chief Organization Architect and lead designer of the products and services of The Chalfont Project, an international firm of organizational architects. He is the pioneer of Viral Change, a people Mobilizing Platform in organizations, a methodology that delivers large scale behavioural and cultural change in organizations, creating lasting capacity for change-ability. Viral ChangeTM creates and sustains social movements, whether inside the organization or in the macro-social arena.

He is the author of the book, ‘Viral ChangeTM, the alternative to slow, painful and unsuccessful management of change in organizations’ (2006, 2008) and its follow up ‘Homo Imitans, the art of social infection; viral change in action’. He has also written 4 other management books on leadership, change and disruptive management innovation.

Dr Herrero’s primary focus of work is the creation of cutting edge organizational architectures based upon three pillars: an Enabling Design, a Mobilizing Platform (Viral Change) and Collective Leadership (Leadership for Collective Action).

DR. STARLING HUNTER

Visiting Professor at Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Starling Hunter is a visiting professor of management at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, Florida. Among his current research and teaching interests is organizational network analysis, especially its application to a leadership and organization design. Dr. Hunter received his doctorate in organization theory from Duke University and prior to joining FAU, he was on the faculty of the MIT Sloan School of Management, the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, and Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.

MARGHERITA LARNÉ-JONES

Director of Culture Capital

With more than 24 years in her field, Margherita has earned a reputation as a practice leader and consultant in organisational effectiveness working with some of Australia’s most respected organisations, both as an in-house and external consultant.

Some of Margherita’s major career highlights have seen her working as an Organisational Development Advisor for one of Australia’s largest retail employers and a Change Leader in one of Australia’s most respected financial institutions.

Margherita’s depth and breadth of OD consulting experience ably equips her to support organisational culture transformation, group development, and leadership development. Her strategic OD expertise has assisted large systems with planning and implementing cultural change initiatives to meet business outcomes. Margherita’s approach to team effectiveness has enabled teams to work more cohesively and effectively. Her executive coaching and leadership development is solution focused—a focus on both the outcome and personal insight.

QUENTIN JONES

Managing Director of Culture Capital

Quentin Jones is one of Australia’s foremost experts in management, leadership, and organisational development. Over the past 20 years, Quentin has pioneered the concept of leadership and culture and its links to business performance. Innovation and research are his passions and his contribution as thought leader, consultant, educator, and business and network builder has set Australia as a leader in this field.

Quentin has extensive public speaking experience and his presentations have been applauded by audiences including the Australian Institute of Management, American Chamber of Commerce, and the Sustainable Human Capital Management Conference.

TIM POINTER

Founder of Starboard Thinking

Tim Pointer has 20 years’ leadership experience and has directed business transformation (double-digit growth, mergers, acquisitions & IPO) in global organizations across premium & lifestyle brands, FMCG, and retail. Tim is a CIPD award winner, engagement and culture expert, consultant and HRD practitioner, and is based in London.

ANDRÁS VICSEK

CEO and Co-Founder of Maven7

Andras is a researcher, a management consultant and a trainer specialized in organizational and social network analysis with a solid background in change management, team, and organizational development. Before founding Maven7 with his partners, he gained vast experience as the head of several research projects regarding work stress, motivation, loyalty, and employer branding. Andras is the key technical expert of Maven7’s products, services, and related certification training programs Maven7 is providing to its Organizational Development partners.

DR. ZSOLT SZELECKI

Senior Transformation Executive and Consultant

Zsolt is a senior organizational and change consultant, facilitator. He has 25 years’ experience in helping large, complex organizations to change, innovate and realize performance potential. Zsolt has particular experience in re-organizations, cultural and digital change initiatives globally. He has been consulting at large multinational organizations, institutions, NGOs and Fortune Top 500 businesses. Zsolt has experience as an entrepreneur, corporate officer, and independent consultant, further worked longer periods for AON Hewitt, PwC as a regional partner.

GENDER DIVERSITY AS A DRIVER OF ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE AND PERFORMANCE

AND HOW NETWORK SCIENCE CAN CONTRIBUTE TO IT

In the last few years, a series of scandals have brought gender inequality issues into the spotlight. Ensuring equal representation of both genders in the workplace should be a priority not only for sociological/ethical reasons but also concerning business performance and efficiency.

In this very special webinar, Chris Sampson, the Corporate Communications Director at BTG shared with the attendees why this fast-growing, global medical technology company invested in a project to understand the role of gender diversity through mapping hidden informal networks. He also talked about what BTG had hoped to get out of the project and what their next steps would look like according to the results.

To make this webinar even more unique, we had Orsolya Vasarhelyi, researcher and senior data scientist at Central European University, onboard as co-host, who was speaking about the difference in relationship patterns for men and women. She helped us understand the charts of the BTG survey about how men and women gain influence within the organization.

Leandro Herrero, CEO of The Chalfont Project, also joined the discussion to bring his extensive experience in large-scale behavior and culture change. Leandro is the mastermind behind Viral Change Mobilizing Platform.

András Vicsek, CEO and Co-Founder of Maven7 – OrgMapper moderated the event and talked with the guest speakers about how network science can contribute to a gender-diverse organizational culture.

LEADING THROUGH NETWORKS: IMPROVING PERFORMANCE THROUGH BOUNDARY-SPANNING RELATIONSHIPS

A large and growing body of research indicates that both individual and group/unit-level performance benefit when conceptualize and visualize their organizations as networks of formal and informal relationships, says Dr. Starling Hunter, Visiting Professor of Management at Florida Atlantic University.

In this webinar, you will learn the fundamentals of:

  • how to represent your team or organization as a network
  • how to identify the most well-connected or influentially-positioned people within your networks
  • how to leverage that information to improve individual and overall performance

Webinar structure: 

  • Introduction by András Vicsek, CEO and Co-Founder of Maven7 – OrgMapper 5’
  • Presentation by Starling Hunter, Visiting Professor of Management at Florida Atlantic University 40’
  • Q&A session 15’

‘REAL-TIME’ CULTURE CHANGE & OTHER DISRUPTIVE IDEAS ABOUT CULTURE 

Organisation culture is a hot topic nowadays, and if only 19% of culture change initiatives succeed, it’s time to review our basic assumptions about the ‘how’ of culture change.

There is a major shift going on at the moment about our understanding of how behaviour change happens within organisations.

But do our senior executives have the latest models and tools to lead successful culture change? Margherita Larné-Jones and Quentin Jones, Directors at Culture Capital, will introduce ‘real-time’ culture change and other disruptive ideas about culture that every senior executive needs to know about.

ADAPTIVE SPACE: HOW NETWORK SCIENCE CAN HELP COMPANIES TRANSFORM INTO AGILE ORGANIZATIONS?  

To create a culture of innovation inside a large organization, leaders need to help their organizations become bimodal, says Dr. Michael Arena, former Chief Talent and Development Officer at General Motors and author of Adaptive Space: How GM and other Companies are Disrupting Themselves and Transforming into Agile Organizations.

We are proud to present the complete webinar package to you – including presentations from your hosts, András Vicsek, CEO and Co-Founder of Maven7 – OrgMapper and our guest speaker, Michael Arena PhD, and the video recording of the online session in which Mr. Arena shares with you how GM transforming into an agile organization and András Vicsek talks about the power of organizational network mapping to accelerate change.

WHITE PAPERS

Learn How to Influence the Right Change

This material gives you a better understanding of the key employees’ role – who we call as Influencers – within your organization and the benefits of having clearly identified organizational networks.

You will get an insight into the followings:

  • Why is organizational change so difficult?
  • How can change be enacted successfully?
  • How powerful is organizational network mapping?
  • Who are your hidden influencers?

Learn How to Strengthen Collaboration and Feedback Culture

A Guide for Stronger Collaboration & Feedback Culture with the Power of Organizational Network Analysis (ONA)

This material helps you facilitate efficient collaboration and develop a feedback culture, regardless of place and time, with the power of Organizational Network Analysis methodology.

You will get an insight into:

  • Will your company be a disruptor or will it be disrupted?
  • How can you measure, understand, and build a stronger collaboration culture?
  • How can OrgMapper | Excellence (extension tool of G Suite / MS Outlook) assist you and how does it work?
  • How to get started?

PODCAST

The Guardians of Organizational Cultural Change

Would you want to know who the New Zealand people call as “cultiral kaitiakis”? Bernie White, our partner in New Zealand from Better Change will share it with you. 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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