As organizations become more networked through the use of Enterprise Social Networking tools like IBM Connections, we need new tools to see, analyze and improve how our workplaces function. We will share examples of Organizational X-Rays from clients all over the world – how data science, analytics and visualization help managers make better decisions. X-rays not only reveal an organization’s prescribed structures (such as hierarchies and defined processes), but also emergent networks (knowledge exchanges, communities of practice, go-to people, informal leaders and influencers).
We have been X-raying organizations and helping management see how things really work for over 20 years. We’ll share examples from several industries and several continents. We recently used IBM’s Watson Analytics in an X-Ray project and will show how Watson sees and analyzes the key connections in organizations.