11.5 Social Networks

11.5 Social Networks - Social Networks in Organizations...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Social Networks in Organizations November 5, 2007
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Types of Organizational Structures Formal Architecture Informal Power Structure Culture Social Networks
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Source: Cross et al. “Knowing What We Know…” Formal Architecture & Social Networks
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Social Networks and Strategy Social networks are a web of relationships among people teams, departments, or even entire organizations Social networks in organizations provide informal linking between different individuals and groups in organizational architecture Social networks deliver private information , access to diverse skill sets and other resources, and power Management of social networks requires understanding of how they operate
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Basic Concepts
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Social Ties and Social Networks Social ties are friendship, advice or psychosocial support relationships between people Social networks are aggregations of social ties n Even if you have a lot of ties, you do not necessarily have an effective network n Need to consider network structure: n relationships between the people you know n relationships between the people you know and people you do not know
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How Do Social Ties Create Value? Social ties enable actors to engage in mutually
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This note was uploaded on 03/14/2008 for the course ILROB 1220 taught by Professor Goncaloj during the Fall '07 term at Cornell.

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