The Status and Future of Collaborative Social Networks

Rob Cross is the Edward A. Madden Professor of Global Business at Babson College. For almost twenty years, his research, teaching and consulting have focused on applying social network analysis ideas to critical business issues for actionable insights and bottom-line results. He has worked with over 300 leading organizations (companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations) across industries on a variety of solutions including innovation, revenue growth, leadership effectiveness and talent management.

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The Connected Commons is an open source community dedicated to sharing how Social Network Science improves the performance and well-being of individuals, organizations and society in three areas: Innovate & Align ORganizations, Empower Talent, and Enhance Leadership. In the Connected Economy, value will be increasingly generated by a focus on the purposepositivity and precision of network connections. The new engine of economic growth and social well-being is connections. While machines were the dominate metaphor of the industrial economy, the dominant metaphor of our time is the NETWORK – both social and technological.

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