Human Resources

Organizational Network Analysis & Relationship Building

The Innovation Kaleidoscope Co-written by Jean Singer, co-editor of The Organizational Network Fieldbook, & Michael Soto, co-founder of Spark Collaboration. There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put … Read More

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Employee Engagement Misses a Network Perspective

Employee Engagement Misses a Network Perspective Almost all of us have had the experience of encountering someone far from home, who, to our surprise, turns out to share a mutual acquaintance with us. This kind of experience occurs with sufficient … Read More

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Company Culture: What’s Missing

Company Culture: What’s Missing It’s no surprise that company culture is one of the most important aspects of a company to employees as well as prospective partners or prospective employees. What is surprising is that many companies only address half … Read More

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A Simple Tool to Help Merger Integration – Randomised Coffee Trials

A Simple Tool to Help M&A Integration – Randomised Coffee Trials By Darko Lovric & Michael Soto, originally published on LinkedIn.   M&A activity is one of the most consequential bets a leader can make in shaping the future of mature … Read More

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‘Collaborative Overload’ – A Response

‘Collaborative Overload’ – A Response There are countless stories of conversations that did not happen, but should have.  Coworkers unknowingly doing duplicate work, as well as seemingly unsolvable challenges whose answer is less than a skip, jump or hop away.  … Read More

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Diversity & Inclusion: Maximizing your Resource Groups to Build a Culture of Inclusion

With an increasingly global marketplace and looming talent shortages, having an effective Diversity & Inclusion strategy has become more critical than ever before. However, a recent study by the Society for Human Resource Management reveals that even though 65% of … Read More

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Employee Engagement: Turning your data into action

Employee Engagement Surveys assess a variety of factors, and (ideally) are often aligned to the core values of an organization. Most encompass a combination of the following: EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT SURVEY FACTORS* Data from engagement surveys serves as an organizational pulse-check, … Read More

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Talent Management and Relationship Building

Relationships are at the very core of any successful professional career–and they can have a very big effect on the experiences and comfort level of new employees. Long-lasting relationships are not built overnight, they can take weeks or even months … Read More

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Spark Friendships Boost Focus

Friendships Boost Focus At Work

Employee engagement is at the heart of every organization and its success. In order to move a business forward, everyone on the team needs to work together support the mission and vision of the organization. One key factor driving employee … Read More

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