RNA - SOME CONTEXT
Driving Results Through Relationship Networks
Most leaders are desperately seeking ways to get greater results from their
organizations. While they are quick to acknowledge the value and power of informal
networks for getting work done, far too often leaders apply ﬂawed approaches to
generating business results from networks.
In the 21st century workplace and marketplace, leaders will need to increasingly rely
on using network thinking to increase revenues, lower costs, accelerate innovation
and engagement. Once relationship networks become visible, leaders can address
critical questions in ways that have an immediate impact on performance.
WHAT IT IS.
RNA provides a sightline into the internal workings of
an organization. The analysis provides a powerful
means of making normally invisible paths of
information ﬂow and collaboration in strategically
critical groups visible. Research shows that
meaningful connectivity in networks in organizations
can have a material impact on performance, retention,
learning, engagement and innovation. Beneﬁts are
also obtained from well-connected networks between
The Sense RNA platform can help:
1. Enhance talent management and leadership
2. Improve eﬀectiveness of functions or business
3. Enhance lateral communication in the
4. Identify and support practice communities.
5. Obtain an objective visualization of the
interactions and hubs of inﬂuence in the
WHAT IT MEASURES
RNA provides the organization with a graphic display of which employees
that are seen as being integral to others accomplishing their job and
impacting their level of engagement by asking the following questions
through a web-based survey platform:
1. Which coworkers do you most often turn to for essential information
to perform your job?
2. Which coworkers have an eﬀect on your opinion, perceptions and/
or behaviors towards your work?
3. Which coworkers do you most often turn to for resources
supporting your social needs or interactions within the organization?
Information collected from RNA is used to build network diagrams and
data analysis that illustrates the relationships between members of a
group, and it’s correlation to other organizational or HR data.
RNA provides insight into:
Network ﬂow: The RNA visualization shows the ﬂow of information within a group.
Centers of inﬂuence: RNA identiﬁes the employees at the center of the informational and
relational networks in the organization.
Subgroups: Groups within a network often arise as a product of location, function, hierarchy,
tenure, age, ethnicity or gender. Combining RNA with organizational or HR data can give you a
powerful line of sight into cross functional networks.
Support talent management and leadership development eﬀorts.
Enhance the eﬀectiveness of change management initiatives.
Drive innovation in new product development, R&D or market facing functions.
Enhance existing engagement programs and initiatives.
Improve team alignment & collaboration throughout an organization.
Promote lateral coordination throughout an organization.
Improve eﬀectiveness of functions or business units.