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Improve business performance by building your organization’s social capital - Press Release

The Social Organization (9780749480110)24th May 2017 - The Social Organization

Improve business performance by building your organization’s social capital

Available next week, The Social Organization addresses the urgent need for companies to shift their focus from developing individuals to enabling networks and relationships between employees to make an organization greater than the sum of its parts.

The Social Organization explores the context of social capital and analyses why HR needs to foster social capabilities. It provides practical guidance for developing higher quality social capital and outlines how HR and related professionals can identify and implement appropriate changes throughout the employee life cycle, from initial recruitment and job design to the role of technology including social media and social analytics.

Featuring case studies from leading companies such as Whole Foods, P&G, The Cleveland Clinic, Spotify and Cisco, The Social Organization is a valuable guide for all professionals needing to develop the social capital of their organizations for improved performance.

Advanced praise for the book comes from Paul Sparrow, Emeritus Professor of International HRM at Lancaster University Management School, who says, ‘If you are going to take networks seriously - and after reading this book you would understand why you must - then you need to learn how to better manage them. Taking an organization development perspective, The Social Organization shows how social capital helps organizations create value, compete and collaborate’.

Similarly, Lesley Giles, Director of The Work Foundation, has said, ‘Jon provides an important contribution to ensuring that in future we develop more successful organizations, which make the most of people, not only individually but in how they work effectively together through teams, networks and communities. A must read for helping to ensure the future of Good Work’.

About the author: Jon Ingham is a consultant, researcher, writer and speaker on strategic people management with a particular focus on social capital. He works with HR departments to increase the impact they have in their businesses and helps business leaders and HR teams develop their own strategic capabilities. He is a well-known HR blogger and has been recognised as a top global influencer in talent management.

About Kogan Page: Kogan Page is the leading independent global publisher of specialist professional books and content with over 900 titles in print. Its authors come from some of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions, international commercial organisations or professional associations in Leadership, Management, Marketing, Branding, Human Resources, Coaching, Logistics, Entrepreneurship and Careers. Follow @KPCoachHR for information about new books and business insights from author experts.

For a review copy, a by-lined article or to arrange an interview with the author, please contact Megan Mondi: mmondi@koganpage.com  or +44 (0)20 7843 1952

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