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Informal Networks and Social Capital in the Workplace: Keys to
Driving Change August 24, 2011

In this Magis Ventures executive roundtable event, Harold Hegg – Director of New Business Development at Thrivent Financial, discusses the role of informal networks and social capital as a key, yet often overlooked, ingredient in driving change in the workplace.

Short Version [~5 minutes]

Long Version [~15 minutes]




 

6 Responses

  1. Great video! This nicely makes the case for the value of surfacing and appreciating your social/informal networks.

  2. Thank you Pamela!

  3. Keith Setterholm says:

    Well done! Harold is eloquent and clearly passionate in his description of the insights he derived from the social network mapping that you provided.

  4. Hi Keith,

    I agree, Harold is very articulate and commands a deep understanding of the power of networks.

    Thanks for the comment!

    Vikas

  5. James Sutherland says:

    Vikas – I was wondering if you had seen this piece of research which was released recently and if you feel that your work supports these findings?

    http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-07-minority-scientists-ideas.html

    • Hi James,

      Thanks for sharing — that is very interesting research. It wasn’t clear from the article whether the 3 models used yielded the same tipping threshold. I would think there would be variation depending on network topology (i.e. hubs vs. not, etc.), in which case our work could inform / predict tipping points in different organizational networks.

      Food for thought!

      Thanks again,
      Vikas

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