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
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