Littal Shemer Haim

People Analytics, HR Data Strategy, Organizational Research – Consultant, Mentor, Speaker, Influencer

Learning ONA (Organization Network Analysis) – The DIY Approach

So much has changed in the field of Organization Network Analysis. The organization's needs evolved, new data sources emerged, and tech companies launched new solutions. Leverage the resources on this list based on your professional perspective. This domain is relevant to all.
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Covid19 times emphasize the importance of upskilling and reskilling. For individuals, it is crucial for staying relevant in a changing world of work. For leaders, it is essential for offering the right strategies to new challenges. I leveraged these times, too, to widen my learning scope, and particularly in the field of Organization Network Analysis.

My familiarity with this methodology started a decade ago. However, so much has changed since then. The organization’s needs evolved, new data sources emerged, and tech companies launched new solutions. I invite you to join me and leverage the resources I collect on my journey. Base your own choice on your professional perspective: an analyst, data scientist, HR practitioner, or executive. This domain is relevant to all. You may not develop or program solutions. However, it would help if you understood the applications implemented in your organizations.

I’ll update the list whenever I find new resources, including books, courses, and tutorials. (Work in progress. First Published: October 14th, 2020. Last Update: August 24th, 2021. Total resources mentioned: 15). In case you are interested to find tech providers in this domain, check my HR-tech list (the 8th section: Organizational Design, Networks, Teams and Collaboration)

Books (5)

Handbook of Graphs and Networks in People Analytics

Organizational Network Analysis: Auditing Intangible Resources, by Anna Ujwary-Gil

Social Network Analysis, by John Scott

Driving Results Through Social Networks, by Robert L. Cross and Robert J. Thomas

Network Analysis and Visualization in R, by Alboukadel Kassambara

Courses (6)

Network Analysis of Organizations, Stanford via Coursera

Network Analysis in R, DataCamp

Network Analysis in the Tidyverse, DataCamp

Case Studies: Network Analysis in R, DataCamp

How To Use Python for Organisational Network Analysis, myFutureHR

Social Network Analysis Using R, LinkedIn

R Tutorials (4)

Organizational network analysis, HR Analytics Live

Network Analysis and Visualization with R and igraph, Kateto

Introduction to Network Analysis with R

Plotting Networks: Weighted Edges

Littal Shemer Haim

Littal Shemer Haim

Littal Shemer Haim brings Data Science into HR activities, to guide organizations to base decision-making about people on data. Her vast experience in applied research, keen usage of statistical modeling, constant exposure to new technologies, and genuine interest in people’s lives, all led her to focus nowadays on HR Data Strategy, People Analytics, and Organizational Research.

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