Organizational network analysis

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Organizational network analysis is a method for studying communication[1] and socio-technical networks within a formal organization. It is a quantitative descriptive technique for creating statistical and graphical models of the people, tasks, groups, knowledge and resources of organizational systems. It is based on social network theory[2] and more specifically, dynamic network analysis.

Organizational network analysis software[edit]

Software Type Targeted Users License
DNA-7 Web-Based self diagnostic tool that allows managers and consultants to have full organization diagnostic including insights and action items for improvement Any organization Commercial
KeyNetiQ All-in-one Organizational Network Analysis platform. Modern and easy to use web-based application designed to capture, visualize and analyze complex networks of formal and informal relations within an organization. Highly customizable to fit into various types of ONA projects in companies of up to 50.000 employees. Includes training on the use of the tool. Any organization Proprietary
Kumu Web-Based Relationship Visualization Social Impact, Business, Government & Policy Proprietary
orgnet.com Social Network Analysis & Organizational Network Analysis All Proprietary
Polinode Powerful and easy-to-use web-based tool for conducting organizational network analysis. Includes integrated visualization and calculation of advanced network statistics. Any organization Proprietary
Socilyzer A complete, web-based organizational network analysis tool for managers and management consultants. Any organization Commercial
SYNAPP Web-Based Organizational Network Analysis, Visualization and Recommendations Any organization Proprietary

References[edit]

  1. ^ Merrill, Jacqueline; Suzanne Bakken; Maxine Rockoff; Kristine Gebbie; Kathleen Carley (August 2007). "Description of a method to support public health information management: organizational network analysis". Journal of Biomedical Informatics (Elsevier Inc.) 40 (40): 422–428. doi:10.1016/j.jbi.2006.09.004. PMC 2045066. PMID 17098480. Retrieved 2007-11-20. 
  2. ^ Merrill, Jacqueline; Suzanne Bakken; Michael Caldwell; Kathleen Carley; Maxine Rockoff (2005). "Applying Organizational Network Analysis Techniques to Study Information Use in a Public Health Agency (summary)". "AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings 2005". American Medical Infomatics Association. p. 1052. Retrieved 2007-11-20.