Across the Great Divide

Finding and Fixing Critical Disconnects in Organizations

The network analysis helped me quickly get a sense of what I had stepped into. I am an old hand at the work, but being new to the organization and the people I was supposed to be managing, it would have taken me at least six months to make the rounds to get a sense of what was going on. Even then, I would still only get some people’s perspectives and opinions and have things wrong by other accounts. I didn’t have too much time to try and figure this out because I was supposed to be making things happen immediately, not six months later. The network analysis taught me a lot about the inner workings of this group, and most importantly showed me some splits in the ...

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