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With regard to the last posting on “measuring organisational performance” I would like to reflect on the following: Lets assume that, in order to better understand the dynamism of social networks, we should study both, the structures and processes of the network, as well as, the emergent practices and the meaning people address to them.
1. How might network structure, relational practices (e.g. networking) and shared meaning be interrelated? There is e.g. Engeström (1991), but maybe we could develop (t)his model a bit further?
2. How much shared meaning does an organisation need to perform well? Even, if this question might be complete nonsense, maybe we should at least reflect on it.
3. How could we measure shared meaning and what could be critical “thresholds”? What can our algorithms contribute and where are the limitations?
Any comments welcome.
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