What is holding your organization back?
The Steinbeis Consulting Center Collaboration and Organizational Network Analysis helps organizations of all sizes and backgrounds to succeed in complex environments by evaluating and improving their approach to internal and external collaboration.
Do your strategic networks deliver the way you expect?
Networks – whether internal or externally with other organizations – are oftentimes a critical component of organizational success. They can provide the knowledge and resources to advance a specific task or mission. Yet, they oftentimes don’t deliver as expected and we help you find out why and what to do about it.
Is your new teamwork approach working?
Many organizations have turned to a new model of decentralized decision-making through teams. We help you to evaluate this new way of working and implement and monitor new team structures.
Are your experts, innovators and knowledge hubs well-connected?
We apply both classic perception assessments as well as modern network diagnostics to analyse and visualise how people are connected, how they interact and how they collaborate within and across units. This helps your teams to work better.
Do you make the best of the diversity and knowledge of your staff?
Innovation hinges on making the most of the diversity and knowledge of your staff. We use a range of tools to map patterns of information exchange and critical communication among your staff to show you how to improve your knowledge management and make the most of your diverse workforce.
Who incorporates your organisation’s values best and can help spreading them?
Knowing who your influencers are is crucial to the success of any change project or organizational redesign. Our insights help you find those influencers and work with them smartly to tackle the array of organizational challenges related to change management.
How our approach helps addressing your organizational challenges!
We use a range of approaches and methods to diagnose and analyze the different challenges related to your approach to teams, networks and collaboration. This includes expert interviews, focus group discussions, moderated feedback sessions, strategy workshops and more. Based on those findings, we develop tailored recommendations for improving collaboration and team work within your organization or for building and strengthening your networks.
One innovative method that can be particularly suitable for this type of work is Organizational Network Analysis (ONA). ONA is a data-driven approach to map and diagnose social relations of all kinds in your organization. Who interacts with whom, why and how well? How does knowledge flow within and across units? How strong are the connections and how could they be strategically strengthened? For a few people, this is easy to uncover through interviews. For organizations of 100 or more people, however, interviews are no choice. ONA is made for large numbers and for these purposes, no other approach offers the same rigor and depth of analysis in this area. Used with care, ONA is an excellent tool for both collaboration snapshots and for before-after analyses.