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The Organizational Network Fieldbook: Best Practices, Techniques, and Exercises to Drive Organizational Innovation and Performance by Yaarit Silverstone, Robert J. Thomas, Sally Colella, Jean Singer, Rob Cross

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INTRODUCTION

Welcome! We wrote this book as an effort to move from theory to practice in the important domain of organizational networks. Recent books have helped to explain why leaders should pay attention to informal networks, how a network analysis can yield surprising insights into how work gets done in an organization, and what principles inform a network perspective. In this book, we speak to those of you who are wondering what comes next. Having examined the networks in your organization, how can you use what you've learned? Having adopted a network perspective, how can you embed it into your organization's operations? What approaches can help you either repair specific trouble spots in a network or develop the kind of collaborative environment ...

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