political_lens_networks

political_lens_networks - 1. Getting higher paying...

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3 lenses The Political Lens Power Stakeholders Network position Conflict styles
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By the end of the session today, you should be able to: Understand general principles of social networks Analyze social networks to predict behavior Engineer your own social network
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Networks Pattern of relationships among individuals (configuration of the relationships/ties) The informal organization behind the chart Analogy: the organization reflects the sidewalks laid down by the architects; the social network reflects the actual paths worn in the grass
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A couple of network terms Centrality – the importance, prominence or prestige of a person Density – how interconnected a network is (how rapidly something spreads) Structural holes – bridging to unique people or networks (obtain or control novel information)
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Network position (centrality) has been shown to be related to:
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Unformatted text preview: 1. Getting higher paying positions 2. Getting promoted faster, and at younger ages 3. Finding better and more satisfying jobs 4. Happiness and the ability to cope with stress 5. The likelihood of getting sick 6. Mortality 7. Homelessness 8. The cost and quality of purchasing inputs Click to edit Master subtitle style On to Silicon Systems The formal organization chart The Advice network The Friendship/trust network Silicon Systems Who are the most powerful players? What would happen if Jim, Pat or Steve left? How would you restructure this network to increase benefits? you So what should you do if you want Cultivate structural holes Map the political landscape Know others interests/positions Ask who controls the resources? Build trust with ties (through shared activities principle)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course BUAD 500 taught by Professor Wilson during the Spring '11 term at William & Mary.

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