Jon and I have had a busy month and haven't been playing as close attention as we'd have liked, but here are some of the best articles on social capital we've come across. What have we missed???

By the way, neither Jon nor I are royalists (for Jon at least, this is related to social capital) but for me the Queen’s comments on Brexit provide this month’s best summary of social capital!:

“The continued emphasis on patience, friendship, a strong community-focus and considering the needs of others are as important today as they were when the group was founded all those years ago. Of course, every generation faces fresh challenges and opportunities. As we look for new answers in the modern age, I for one prefer the tried and tested recipes, like speaking well of each other and respecting different points of view; coming together to seek out the common ground; and never losing sight of the bigger picture. To me, these approaches are timeless, and I commend them to everyone.”

Well said, Liz!

Here are the articles:

22 January - What You Can Learn from Your Employee Networks

Use of organisation network analysis to measure the impact of employee resource groups

22 January - Why Class Diversity Matters At Work

Useful reminder that social mobility needs to play a role in diversity and inclusion, though I disagree with Adi Gaskell’s definition of social capital - this needs to include appropriately diverse perspectives not just group closure / coherence. 

20 January - Ready To Disrupt Leadership? A New Leadership Lens To Navigate Complexity

A review of social approaches to leadership, supporting social capital.

9 January - How Daimler is using graph technology to manage its people and HR data

More on Daimler’s use of Neo4j graph database to manage their team and committee network structure (also featured last month)

2 January - How can you develop your team’s social capital?

Great suggestions for types of social capital ONA may be able to help identify within a team. 

And Jon had missed:

18 December - HR Predictions for 2019

Josh Bersin - HR must focus on team-based work and organizational networks.

Any thoughts of questions?
 (please add as comments)

Or what articles have I missed?

And of course, please do share anything you find interesting and relevant gin February!

(And of course, please do add or link to anything you share personally elsewhere we well).

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