Thriving Through Connections

Welcome to your Thriving Through Connections results!

As the collaborative intensity of work has exploded, people's experience of work is increasingly affected by the networks they form and the nature of the collaborations they engage in. People that experience and inspire trust, purpose and a sense of energy in their network are more likely to give greater effort, report higher engagement levels, be upwardly mobile and stay longer in their organization. Better information, opportunities and talent flow their way over time as a product of their ability to promote pull in networks.

We have studied people who are more effective in creating high-quality connections and found that they engage in behaviors that: 1) create trust in their abilities and intentions; 2) generate a sense of purpose and meaning for others in their work; and 3) energize people in their work. This diagnostic enables you to see which of these behaviors are strengths and which are opportunities for you.

Your results have been organized below into the three areas that we found deliver the greatest results: Build TrustCultivate Purpose, and Generate Energy. As you explore each of these areas you will see the specific items where your current practices are strengths that should be sustained and nurtured. Your results will also reveal those areas where you have opportunities to immediately improve by revising your collaborative practices. Hovering over any item reveals the full item. We encourage you to explore how your results compare with other respondents across gender, tenure, age and organization level.

This assessment is available to you:

  1. Individually ‒ click below to review your results
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  3. And your team ‒ invite a team that you lead or are a member of to take the team version of this assessment by clicking "Select or View Team Members" on the upper right frame. Once at least three teammates have provided input, your team report will be available in the upper right as well as dynamically below.

To learn more, click on our white paper to the right, "Social Network Drivers for Thriving at Work."

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Building Trust as a Foundation for Purpose and Energy in Networks

Trust provides a foundation upon which purpose and energy can flourish in networks. Without trust, people do not feel safe to pursue purposeful interactions, seek meaningful work and let go of reservations or cynicism that keeps them from getting energized. With trust, reservations fall away, information flows efficiently and people become more enthused about possibilities as well as comfortable to offer ideas, take risks and help others.

Decades of research shows three forms of trust underlie effective networks:

  • Competence-based trust - you have expertise in domains you claim.
  • Benevolence-based trust - you have others' interests in mind, not just your own.
  • Integrity-based trust - you are consistent in word and deed.

Review strengths and opportunities below with an eye to identifying practices that can promote important dimensions of trust - competence, benevolence and integrity - in networks around you to provide a foundation for purpose and energy to flourish.

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Use the charts below to explore the degree each of the items is relative strength or opportunity for improvement to build trust.


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Creating Purpose in Networks

People who help others thrive in their work engage in ways that produce a sense of purpose in work. When people find purpose and meaning in what they are doing, their skills and knowledge are amplified by passion. They look for ways to contribute and are excited to solve problems or pursue significant opportunities. They thrive because they have a sense that what they are doing matters and has value. Leaders (and individual contributors) that create purpose in networks enjoy creativity and greater effort from those around them, have higher engagement scores and lower attrition.

Review strengths and opportunities below with an eye to identifying one or two practices that, if you were more proactive, would create contexts where you and others thrived through work.

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Promoting Effectiveness through Energized Networks

People who create energy and enthusiasm in networks are much more likely to be high performers in their organization. These people win by creating contexts where those in their network are more creative (and so the solutions they produce are innovative and substantive) and willing to help (and so the scale of what the energizer can accomplish moves beyond their own abilities). Twenty years of research has shown that energizers are as likely to be introverts as extraverts. The way they win is not through personality but rather by engaging in six practices systematically - especially when they are under stress or pressure.

Review strengths and opportunities below - not with an eye to whether you do these things at all - but rather by considering which might slip when you are under stress or pressure.

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