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Applying a Network Lens to Performance Improvement

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • World Learning, 1015 15th Street NW, 7th Floor

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Applying a Network Lens to Performance Improvement

Sally Colella, MA, PCC, President, Colella & Associates

About the Session

The structure and the quality of the networks of relationships in organizations can either support or inhibit performance and well - being. More than a decade of empirical Organization Network Analysis (ONA) research has revealed the key dimensions* of networks that matter most for organizations and for leaders:

  • Ideas & Innovation – Seeing problems from different angles, avoiding insularity and discovering new ideas
  • Act & Execute – Drive results through collective efforts
  • Attract & Support – Political support and resources
  • Discover & Learn – Address skill gaps and adapt to new environments
  • Nurture – Encourage well-being and promote resilience

During the session, Sally will include the fundamentals of ONA and the results of quantitative and qualitative research revealing actions leaders take to drive performance.

Sally will also share some highlights of her recent work with a leading biotechnology firm to map their global product development network and follow-on efforts designed to create purpose-driven networks and to create greater engagement and energy.

* Based on research of Dr. Rob Cross and the Connected Commons

About Sally


Sally Colella is a leadership and team coach with more than 25 years of experience. She translates cutting-edge frameworks into practical approaches that provide clients with new pathways to reach their goals. Sally is co-author of the Organizational Network Fieldbook.

She is a founding member of the Connected Commons, a group business and academic leaders who believe networks are the primary organizing paradigm of work and share best practices regarding social network science and applications. ;


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