Sorry I've been quiet here for the last couple of weeks but I've been busy on project work. I'll be back on the case next if not this week. And will be asking more people to join us too. And please do continue to share your own insights, and maybe encourage your own connections to join us as well.

However, I wanted to let you know about this webinar I'm doing with Connected Commons next week. I don't want to encourage promotional posts in this community, and certainly don't intent do write them myself, however I do want to ensure you know about this webinar - as I will mainly be promoting Social Capital, and this community, rather than myself.

So please join me, and if you can, help promote (you'll find updates about it on Linkedin and Twitter etc).

Informal networks are important, providing a basis for organizational social capital and holistic business performance. These days there are also increasing opportunities to formalize the most important or strategic networks too and to use these alongside or instead of traditional functions and projects. These networks need to be managed or perhaps facilitated in a very light touch way but can still be used and supported to harness expertise, manage change and produce other contributions for a business.
An organizational focus on networks rather than just vertical functions or horizontal project teams also has consequences for workplace design, the selection and use of enterprise social networks, HR practices and leadership behaviors and so on. These formal networks also still depend on the use of techniques like organizational network analysis to fully understand and improve them.
In this presentation strategic HR consultant Jon Ingham will build upon the approach described in his recent book The Social Organization to explain why and how businesses need to focus on, analyze and develop the relationships and networks between people as well as the individuals themselves.
About Jon Ingham
Jon is a people and organization strategy consultant. He helps companies innovate their management and development approaches responding to changes in the world of work and also to tie more closely to their own strategic needs. Much of his work is informed by a strong belief in the potential offered from a smarter investment in people and the consequent opportunity to create new value for a business, including through the creation of human and social capital. He is based in the UK but has worked with companies in the US, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, Asia and Australia.
Jon has previously worked as a chemical engineer, an IT consultant and an international HR director. He has a BA in psychology, a master's in engineering and an MBA. He has frequently been recognized a leading influencer in HR and talent management.
Cosponsored by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), this free webinar is part of the Connected Commons' Spotlight Series, which welcomes thought leaders and features company cases. Please visit our website to view our full calendar of webinars and learn more about ONA.
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an open community of business, organizational and academic leaders who believe that in an interdependent world, networks are quickly becoming the organizing paradigm of our social and organizational lives.
We are committed to improving the performance and well-being of individuals, organizations and society by pioneering research-based applications of Organization Network Analysis in the areas of Leadership, Talent Management and Innovation Change & Alignment.