4 rules for managing your network

Here are the slides with audio for the talk I gave this morning at the Brisbane AusBiotech breakfast meeting. Hit the green ‘play’ button in the middle to get it started. It runs for about 18 minutes.

Kate Morrison from Vulture Street Innovation Software & Services gave the second talk (her slides are here) on using ideation software (jams!) and collaborative innovation. As usual, she was excellent.

Student and teacher of innovation - University of Queensland Business School - links to academic papers, twitter, and so on can be found here.

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9 thoughts on “4 rules for managing your network

  1. Finally it works. The lesson I learned:

    If Tim sounds like Jabba the Hutt when you press play then you need to update your flashplayer.

    Good talk Tim!

    BTW Your point about not ‘networking’ reminded me a bit of this quote* by Ron Burt (1992) “Judging friends on the basis of efficiency is an interpersonal flatulence from which friends will flee” (pp. 24-25).

    *I happened upon this while reading Podolny and Baron (1997)

  2. Nice presentation!
    Quick question: the picture with internal connections within the organization was it formal connections and hierarchy or informal relationships, who knows who? In that case is it based on interviews or data such as emails and phone calls?

  3. The one called Problem Solving Network was based on an online survey that I did (in response to question ‘who do you go to for help in solving work-related problems?’), and the generic organisational network is from an article (I can’t remember which one – so that’s a very bad thing to use in a talk – sorry!). My memory is that it is showing informal relationships based on survey data – I’m pretty sure that it’s from one of the Rob Cross articles…

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