Archive | Networks and Networking

Accelerating Time to Productivity: Using Network Science for Rapid On-boarding

Best-in-class on-boarding programs can achieve significant improvements—up to 50%—in time to proficiency.  How do they do it? Research shows that best-in-class programs are more likely to help new hires form the connections they need to be successful.

In this lively, interactive session, featured at NEHRA’s Spring Conference, we explore how network science helps us identify and create on-boarding programs that accelerate time to productivity. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the connection between informal networks and staff success on the job. We’ll assess how well our current on-boarding and integration programs incorporate informal networks. Participants will leave with concrete, actionable next steps for leveraging informal networks and accelerating time to productivity.

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PMI Mass Bay Event: Leveraging Informal Networks to Improve Project Success Rates

The statistics about project success are daunting: too many fail to finish on time, within budget, and according to scope. Only 5% of change initiatives are completed on time and with minimal disruption to the organization, according to Gartner. Clearly, traditional tools are not enough.

Every organization has hidden networks of relationships that employees use in order to get work done, make decisions, and solve problems. These networks have been largely ignored, but hold the keys to improving performance and accelerating change.

On January 21, 2010, PMI Mass Bay Chapter members and guests will learn how PMs can use hidden networks to improve project performance.

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Welcome! Now Work hits SlideShare’s Top Tweet List

“Welcome! Now Get to Work…” is a brief presentation that outlines best practices in new hire on-boarding. It includes discussion of socialization and networks — key elements of successful new hire integration processes. The presentation made SlideShare’s Top Tweet list and was featured on its front page on October 27, 2009.

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"Leveraging Social Networks to Accelerate Change" Presentation at the Midwest Talent Management Forum

The Talent Management Forum features a day of sessions on compensation, onboarding, leadership development, case studies, and more. Maya Townsend is presenting “How Work Really Gets Done — Leveraging Social Networks to Accelerate Change” on September 25, 2009. The conference will be held in Madison, WI.

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Network Power: Tapping Hidden Social Networks to Accelerate Improvement

Have you ever wondered how the grapevine affects improvement efforts? How a leader’s social connections support his or her success leading a quality effort? Whether you can make your next quality improvement effort more successful by tapping into social networks?

Every organization has hidden networks of relationships that employees use in order to get work done, make decisions, and solve problems. These networks have been largely ignored by leaders, but hold the keys to improving performance and accelerating change. In this presentation, ASQ Worcester members learned how we can use hidden networks in quality and improvement efforts.

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