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Ilrob November 5, 2007 Social Networks in Organizations I. Types of Organizational Structures a. Formal: Architecture b. Informal: Power Structure, Culture, Social Networks c. Social Networks and Strategies i. Social Networks are a web of relationships among people, teams, departments, or even entire organizations ii. Social networks in organizations provide informal linking between different individuals and groups of organizational infrastructure iii. Social networks deliver private information, access to diverse skill sets and other resources, and power iv. Management of social network s requires understanding of how they operate II. Social Ties and Social Networks a. Social ties are friendship, advice, or psychosocial support relationships between people b. Social networks are aggregations of social ties i. Even if you have a lot of ties, you do not necessarily have an effective network ii. Need to consider network structure: 1. Relationships between people you know 2. Relationships between the people you know and the people
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