Network Analysis

We explore your data to generate statistically-testable hypotheses, and determine whether a given course of action is better than another in addressing your organization's most pressing challenges.

(Image) An example graphical representation of one-hours worth of communication that took place within a firm of around 250 people. Circles represent employees and lines between circles are email exchanges -- the more dense the lines appear, the more communication is occurring.

(Image) An example graphical representation of one-hours worth of communication that took place within a firm of around 250 people. Circles represent employees and lines between circles are email exchanges -- the more dense the lines appear, the more communication is occurring.

Using such analysis we can provide insight on the following:

  • Communication/knowledge silos, and the identification of critical brokers
  • Plausible pathways of learning and career development, from any point in the organization to any other
  • The different styles of communication within different functional areas, and the effect on knowledge flow of the whole organization
  • The level of importance of particular employees in the context of the communication network
  • Differences in communication frequencies by department, siloing of knowledge, and an over-reliance on single individuals to connect otherwise disparate departments in organizations

There are a host of critical organizational opportunities to explore and optimize, using the tools of network analysis, including:

  • Job satisfaction/employee engagement
  • ROI on diversity and inclusion programming
  • Existence/prevalence of knowledge silos
  • Regrettable turnover/termination
  • The location of innovation hubs
  • The practice of real vs. espoused beliefs
  • The seeding of social contagion to support behavior change

Graphical representations/maps can be combined with other data sources to provide dashboards of affect as a function of structure. Using email subject lines, for instance, we can run algorithmic analyses that examine personality such as the Big 5, affect & emotion, or tell-tale signs of creative thinking.