Facilitate collaboration - and therefore the sharing of knowledge and skills - with this guide to building social capital for improving business performance.Available to pre-order from 3rd March 2017
Full of practical advice for HR professionals, The Social Organization is a clear guide to addressing the urgent need for companies to move their focus from developing individuals to developing networks and relationships between employees. Case studies from leading companies such as IBM, Panasonic, John Lewis, Boots and Zappos illustrate how relationship-based strategies can be implemented successfully to increase organizational performance.
Part One of The Social Organization explores the context of social capital and analyses how and why HR need to foster and develop it. Part Two provides practical guidance for improving social capital and connections throughout the whole employee life cycle: this includes initial recruitment and job design, workplace design, social learning, performance management, employee retention, talent and leadership development and the role of social media and Enterprise 2.0 technology. Part Three covers how HR professionals can identify, implement and measure these relationship-based strategies. Social Capital in Organizations is an essential book for all HR professionals needing to develop the social capital of their organizations for improved performance.
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.