Tag Archives: social network analysis (sna)

The Organization as a Decision Making ‘Brain’

May 25, 2013

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The Organizational Brain

An engaging perspective concerning organizational decision making dynamics is that an organization can be seen as a type of decision making computational system.  An organization is composed of an assemblage of agents held together, in tension, by incentives (some shared, some selfish), assessment systems, and decision rights (power) accompanied with access to knowledge, some of […]

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Decision Management: Hardening Soft Skills and the Introvert’s Conundrum

May 25, 2013

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Blog posting from INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) Conference on Business Analytics April 2013 in San Antonio, Texas Part of the pleasure, and indeed a good part of the value, of attending a professional conference such INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) is the informal discussions and exchanges […]

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Seven Questions on Adopting Analytics Culture (0 of 7)

May 25, 2013

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Seven Questions on Adopting Analytics Culture Blogging from the INSNA Sunbelt XXXIII Social Network Analysis (SNA) conference in Hamburg, Germany May 21st – 26th, 2013 The BAM! blog has of late focused on the most challenging aspect of adopting business analytics: organizational factors. This post launches a series of linked articles digging in deep on […]

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Architecting the evidence-based firm: technical challenges and organizational approaches

March 6, 2013

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architecting the evidence-based firm

Global organizations are beset by expanding complexity bearing accompanying uncertainty. In the wake of the still-unfolding Global Financial Crisis, an awareness of the destabilizing repercussions of misaligned incentives across an increasingly interconnected world are emerging, whether the frame be the mortgage industry, as per the U.S. subprime mortgage meltdown; securities portfolio management, via reoccurring trading […]

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Welcome to the Agora: The Whys and Hows of Social Network Analysis (SNA) for Analytics Decision Audits

February 24, 2013

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agora

Social Network Analysis (SNA) offers a powerful, low impact method to examine the quality of organizational decision processes.  Such a tool is of interest to evidence-based managers, decision professionals, and analytics practitioners alike. Continuing our journey through ancient Greek myth and philosophy, today’s missive introduces the Agora.  The Agora was an ancient Greek assembly and […]

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