Wondering what you missed at the last Stl Mgmt meeting? Here's a teaser.
Outline: -Overview of Social Networks, some examples from life science/food companies. -Utilizing social network analysis in supply chain optimization. -What types of social networks operate in your business (linear/modular/flexible)? -How effective is your social networking? -Conversations, e-mails, meetings, monthly/milestone reports. More teasers below the fold:
-A network, in mathematical terms, is a structure consisting of nodes and links between those nodes.
-Management scientists have utilized network theory to study social networks and have developed practical tools for:
-Individuals to evaluate if they are “linked” effectively to achieve career ambitions
-Companies to evaluate the way work really gets done in their operation, what information is being exchanged and in what form
Businesses to create strategic alliances
-Groups of people are involved in every business process. It is known that these social networks play an important role.
-Management scientists have been developing models for > 2 decades. Several recent practical and popular-press publications have illustrated and quantified social networks.
-What is challenging is how to change management practices to get desirable results from social networks.
People don’t want:
more meetings, more e-mail or larger decision-making groups
We'd have more of the report, but I fear that Powerpoint doesn't translate well into Notepad to a post in this blog. Next topic? Security - June 18th.