Rob Cross has pioneered the use of Organizational Network Analysis (ONA) in companies, which serves as an x-ray into the invisible structure that allows—and sometimes prohibits—work to happen. ONA helps your leaders and managers:
- Measure connectivity and collaboration between employees, teams, functions, or other groups
- Identify organizational bottlenecks and silos
- Reveal hidden influencers, overloaded leaders, and under-engaged talent
These insights enable practical actions to advance workforce productivity, performance, and organization effectiveness. Unlike the traditional org chart, which focuses on hierarchy, taking a network view enables you to see and manage your "social capital."
Research and case studies focused on practical application of organizational network principles, often created and co-authored by members.
A community of leading organizations dedicated to understanding and applying network concepts to support their workforce, including workshops and virtual meetings.
A suite of supporting resources including tangible toolkits, assessments, courses, and expert-led workshops that bring these concepts to life.
The Connected Commons research focuses on five key areas with immediate application opportunities:
Help talent move in and out of groups and organizations fluidly to speed time to productivity and improve employee experience.
Leader & Team Effectiveness
Crack the network practices of top-performing leaders and teams to promote innovation, execution, and engagement.
Well-Being & Performance
Discover the relational sources of well-being and the tools to support individual performance and thriving.
Learn how local networks and hidden influencers can make or break culture renovation efforts, and how ONA can serve as a potent strategic management tool.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Apply a network lens to support all employees by developing the relationships that create belonging and upward mobility.