There exists two kinds of chaos in the world. If you’ve read Sapiens, you already know and can skip straight to paragraph 5, however, if you haven’t let me walk you through it. The essence of chaos is that there are innumerable uncontrolled forces at work and their unpredictable interactions are so complex that even … Continue reading Level 2 chaos
I first sat up and took note of GDPR when a newsletter I subscribe to asked for re-confirmation to continue sending me information. This was one month ago. Until then, GDPR was always something good that the European Union had put in place but would come to effect at some unknown time into the future. … Continue reading What’s with GDPR?
I am a closet introvert. So good, that time after time MBTI reports have shown me to be an extreme extrovert. However, if you know me, you know that large gatherings baffle, pain and drain me. Yet, I have little choice but to constantly seek ways to place myself in social forums. Given this struggle … Continue reading Leveraging network information for personal development
Organizations spend a considerable amount of time, money and effort in hiring the right people. Once the employees are in the system it makes good sense to have the tenure balance the investment cost. However, as any working professional would tell you, the calculation isn’t always that simple. In addition to hiring and training costs, … Continue reading Analytics 101: Why People Leave
The hiring teams have one of the toughest jobs in the organization. They have a herculean task of closing requisitions at the wild pace at which businesses open them. Added to that, they also face immense pressure to get the right people into the organization. Given the circumstances, it is only fair that to bring … Continue reading People Analytics 101: Getting Hiring Right
I’ve spend multiple nights lying awake plagued with nightmares of low survey response rates. If you are someone who rolls out surveys on a regular basis, you may be able to sympathize with me. I spent the past year trying every trick in the trade to boost participation - especially for ONA (Organizational Network Analysis), … Continue reading The golden trick to boost survey responses
The good news is that there are a number of visualization tools available in the market. The tough news is that options leave people confused. Here I am going to try run through some of the tools and talk about the plausible pros and cons. Free Stuff: NetDraw: NetDraw is one of the older and … Continue reading ONA: Which visualization tool should I use?
As most surveys go, there are four basic steps to build a strong survey: Identify target population: This is the most important part of the survey as it pushes you to better define the purpose for carrying out ONA in your organization. It is essential to define boundary conditions for the survey at this stage and identify … Continue reading Building a great Organizational Network Analysis (ONA) survey
If you’ve been looking for a way to map network data for your organization and derive meaningful output, you are at the right place. In my last post, I mentioned that there were two ways one could go about collecting data to create network maps. While each has its pro and cons, I would recommend … Continue reading ONA: Collecting interaction data
A good map is the only tool you need when lost and given our perpetual ‘lost’ state with regards to people, it should thus come as no surprise when maps come to the rescue here too. There is of course much art involved in drawing the right map, which is precisely the raison d'etre of … Continue reading The map that we’ve all been looking for