Jeromy Anglim's Blog: Psychology and Statistics

Monday, October 19, 2009

How to conduct a social network analysis: A tool for empowering teams and work groups

In 2007 I presented a talk discussing ways that social network analysis could be used as a consulting tool to improve team functioning. I'd earlier done some consulting work with Lea Waters applying social network analysis to understand team dynamics in professional white-collar teams. The experience highlighted the value of social network analysis as well as several of the methodological and practical issues that arise when using social network analysis as a consulting tool. The slides from the talk are made available to anyone interested.

The Presentation:
Reference For Presentation:
  • Anglim, J., & Waters, L. (2007). How to conduct a social network analysis: A tool for empowering teams and work groups. Workshop presented at 7th Australian Industrial & Organisational Psychology Conference, June 28-30, Adelaide, Australia. 
Some Additional References

  • Thompson, J.D. (1967). Organizations in action. NY: McGraw-Hill.
  • Cross, R., Prusak, L. (2002). The people who make organizations go – or stop. Harvard Business Review, 104-112.
  • Wasserman, S., & Faust, K. (1994). Social Network Analysis: Methods and applications. NY: Cambridge University Press.
  • Cross, R., Borgatti, S. P., Parker, A. (2001). Making work visible: Using social network analysis to support strategic collaboration. California Management Review, 44, 2, 25-46.
  • Baker, W. E. (1995).Teams as networks: using network analysis for team development. Training Today.
  • Borgatti, S. P., & Molina, J. L. (2003). Ethical and Strategic Issues in Organizational Social Network Analysis. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 39(3), 337-349.

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