In Good Company: Organizational Networks

How do you get work done? Unless you’re a rare bird, chances are you’re not sitting alone, bringing your brilliant ideas to fruition. It’s probably a safe bet that you’re collaborating with others to accomplish work, melding the skills, knowledge, and abilities of people—your organization’s human capital—with social capital: those informal networks that leverage not just what you know, but who you know.

In this episode of In Good Company, we’ve gathered three HR leaders—Michael Arena, chief talent officer at General Motors; Chris Ernst, global head, people and organization potential at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; and Greg Pryor, senior vice president, people and performance evangelist at Workday. As part of a larger trend that recognizes agility is key to surviving disruption, they discuss how organizations are moving from top-down hierarchies to networks, where employees tap their social ties to form project teams that deliver innovation and results.

In This Episode
How Social Capital is Changing the World of Work
The Shift from Top-Down Hierarchies to Organizational Networks
Transforming into an Agile Organization
How Networks Impact Talent Management
Advice on Tapping into Social Ties

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