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Featured this month in the Social Business Hub:
Job design and talent management are typically based on individual accountability, and tend to focus on individual competencies and experiences. However, new research reveals that an employee’s social networks are a critical component of employee effectiveness.
In “Building a Well-Networked Organization,” a new article from the Winter issue of MIT Sloan Management Review, the authors show how managers can leverage employee networks to increase organizational performance and uncover hidden talent. They offer a framework for evaluating employees from both individual performance and network effectiveness perspectives and identify best practices for nurturing networks through talent management initiatives. Read more >>
The exchange of knowledge through social networking is becoming increasingly important, especially in knowledge-intensive industries in which the volume of information can increase exponentially over time. In an article from the MIT SMR archive, author Polly Rizova explores the relationship between informal social networks and formal organizational structures and how it can effect the success of your R&D efforts. Read the article FREE for a limited time >>
Congratulations to our iPad winner
Congratulations to Stacey Morrison, who won a new Apple iPad 2 in our Social Business survey raffle. Morrison is a consultant in strategic management at Vancity Credit Union, a progressive and diverse credit union based in Vancouver, British Columbia. During her first week on the job, Morrison’s manager asked her to read “The Age of the Consumer Innovator” from the Fall 2011 issue of MIT SMR. When she went online to read the article — which she termed “fabulous” — she saw the pop-up ad for the survey and clicked through to fill it out. Morrison is delighted with her new job, her new iPad and her new relationship with MIT SMR.
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