Six Myths About Informal Networks -- and How to Overcome Them

  title={Six Myths About Informal Networks -- and How to Overcome Them},
  author={Rob Cross and Nitin Nohria and Andrew Parker},
  journal={MIT Sloan Management Review},
Over the past couple of decades, management innovations have pushed companies toward the ideal of the "boundaryless" organization. As a result of these changes, formal reporting structures and detailed work processes have a much diminished role in the way important work is accomplished. Instead, informal networks of employees are increasingly at the forefront, and the general health and "connectivity" of these groups can have a significant impact on strategy execution and organizational… Expand
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