Social Networks -- or the "Informal Organization" -- at Work

There's so much buzz about social networks of the online kind -- MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn. But what about old fashioned human-to-human, face-to-face

There’s so much buzz about social networks of the online kind — MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn. But what about old fashioned human-to-human, face-to-face “social networks,” and how we use them in the physical world, especially in the workplace? I just read some stats in a new survey that reveals that employees of large companies (with 1,000+ on staff) rely on their self-generated social networks of co-workers for advice, rather than turn to their bosses and superiors.

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