The Social Organization explores the context of social capital and analyses why HR needs to foster social capabilities. It provides practical guidance for developing higher quality social capital and outlines how HR and related professionals can identify and implement appropriate changes throughout the employee life cycle, from initial recruitment and job design to the role of technology including social media and social analytics.
Featuring case studies from leading companies such as Whole Foods, P&G, The Cleveland Clinic, Spotify and Cisco, the new book by Jon Ingham is a valuable guide for all professionals needing to develop the social capital of their organisations for improved performance.
Advanced praise for the book comes from Paul Sparrow, Emeritus Professor of International HRM at Lancaster University Management School, who says: “If you are going to take networks seriously – and after reading this book you would understand why you must – then you need to learn how to better manage them. Taking an organisation development perspective, The Social Organization shows how social capital helps organisations create value, compete and collaborate.”
Similarly, Lesley Giles, Director of The Work Foundation, says: “Jon provides an important contribution to ensuring that in future we develop more successful organisations, which make the most of people, not only individually but in how they work effectively together through teams, networks and communities. A must read for helping to ensure the future of Good Work.”