Communication Networks

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  • Personal intro Goals: attempt to explain networks, surprise to do it in under 10 minutes Intro to networks

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  • 1. COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
  • 2. Importance of Networks
    • Systems of interconnected units
      • to structure information exchange
    • All groups function as networks
      • understanding of how networks function
    • Important to understand and use
      • to work within and manage networks
  • 3. Formal vs. Informal Formal Networks Informal Networks
  • 4. FORMAL NETWORKS
  • 5. Characteristics of Formal Networks
    • Typically vertical
    • Follow the authority chain
    • Limited to task-related communications
  • 6. Formal Networks The chain rigidly follows the formal chain of command.
  • 7. Formal Networks The wheel relies on the leader to act as the central conduit for all the group’s communication.
  • 8. Formal Networks The all-channel network permits all group members to communicate actively with each other.
  • 9. Example of a Formal Network Formal networks structure is a base for most modern organizations.
  • 10. Example of a Formal Network Governments are structured according to formal networks principles.
  • 11. Let’s give it a try… F ormal chain of command R elies on the leader behind the wheel G roup members to communicate actively
  • 12. INFORMAL NETWORKS
  • 13. Example of an Informal Network
  • 14. Characteristics of Informal Networks
    • Free to move in any direction
    • Able to skip authority levels
    • Satisfy group members’ social needs
    • Helps with task accomplishments
  • 15. Example of an Informal Network
    • Grapevine
      • N ot controlled by the management
      • Trusted more by employees
      • Is u sed to serve self-interest of members
  • 16. Example of an Informal Network
    • Social Networking
      • External rather than internal
      • Distribute and find information
      • Share and discuss
      • Connecting and growing
  • 17. Social Networks Examples Online
  • 18. INTER RELATIONS
  • 19. Comparing the two http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/article_page.aspx?ar=2051
  • 20. Example of an Interrelated Network Multi-level marketing structures include both formal and informal networks.
  • 21. Summary of Finding
    • Every formal includes an informal
    • Not all informal include formal
    • Knowing types of networks is great
    • Understanding the correlation is great
    • Using this knowledge to facilitate communication in your company is huge
    • Growing vs. making stronger networks
  • 22. Alex should be over 10 minutes by now. Somebody, please stop him. Questions?
  • 23. Informal Networks
  • 24. References
    • http://www.soc.iastate.edu/ruralnetworks/transforminformal_6.pdf
    • http://www.iusb.edu/~sbres/randd/frgsample.PDF
    • http://www.corporatemeetings.com/displayarticle.asp?id=4661
    • http:// www.mckinseyquarterly.com /article_page.aspx?ar=2051
  • 25. References
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites
  • 26. Types of Formal Networks
    • The chain rigidly follows the formal chain of command.
    • The wheel relies on the leader to act as the central conduit for all the group’s communication.
    • The all-channel network permits all group members to communicate actively with each other.
  • 27. Activities performed in IN
    • Rumors
      • T o structure and reduce anxiety
      • T o make sense of limited information
      • T o serve as a vehicle to organize group members, and possibly outsiders, into coalitions
      • T o signal a sender’s status