Social network analysis – the management tool that helps you harness the power of social networks
In my previous post I wrote about the significance of managers understanding your own organisation’s informal network in order to make the right decisions.
But how can we draw the accurate map of the company’s social network?
Social network analysis is the method of collecting, visualising and analysing data about informal connections between employees of an organisation.
Managers can conduct a social network analysis by following these five steps. Read More
Brain surgery or aspirin? Treating a patient without a diagnosis
Medical scenario 1:
Diagnosis first, treatment second
You have been suffering from severe headaches for the last two months. You are worried, so you go to see a doctor and tell him your symptoms.
The doctor listens carefully to your woes and then announces: “What you need is brain surgery.”
What do you think of this suggested course of treatment?
Apart from being rightfully shocked, you would probably be a bit sceptical. How can a doctor possibly know what the cure is without conducting a diagnosis first? How does he know what is causing the problem? What is the justification for this drastic action? Read More