Appendix B

Tools for Promoting Network Connectivity

THIS APPENDIX provides three kinds of tools for promoting network connectivity. The first is a self-assessment that helps individuals better understand their personal networks. The second is a set of facilitation exercises that improve connectivity within networks through relationship building. The third is a diagnostic to ascertain how organizational context affects informal networks.

Assessment 1: Personal Network Diagnostic

This diagnostic (see figure B-1) allows you to better understand your personal network and create an action plan to optimize its effectiveness. You can find an electronic version of this on Rob Cross’s personal Web site (<>) if you’re interested in an automated ...

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