HR Monthly on Social Networks: You need a map!


A few weeks ago we were contacted by the editor of HR Monthly, an Australian magazine aimed at HR professionals, for a story on social networks. The editor had heard us speak at the Hargraves Conference (blog post available here) back in May, and was seeing a real desire for the HR community to ‘add more value’ to its internal customers.

The editor was really taken by the whole area of mapping informal networks, and the outcome was a terrific story just published in HR Monthly. I have been given permission to share with our network, as it is otherwise not publicly available. Click here to download.

The article also includes some great examples from Deloitte, Bupa and one of our clients Christine Gardner. We are of course very grateful for the positive endorsement of our company, but also the value that mapping and analysing social networks brings in general.

We hope you find the article of good use.

  • Kevin

    I found the attached article interesting and only wish I better understood the social links that operated within my own work place. While they can be dynamic there is a need to appreciate who and how informal networks are operating, especially in times of change when the focus can be on the task rather than a more holistic picture of the impact of change.

  • Marcus

    I think this article is transformational. Which senior decision maker can not afford to know where they are going and with whom… Everyone needs a roadmap! Well done Cai and Optimice for a brilliant story.

    • Cai Kjaer

      Hi Marcus – many thanks for your feedback. Gives energy and motivates us to keep going :-)