This note summarizes important ideas in the social networks literature, including brokerage and structural holes and the trade-offs between networking and getting work done and relations between brokerage and tight connections required to build trust. The note was prepared for a class on power in organizations for a meeting on the development of efficient social networks. It can be used with readings and cases on the importance of social relationships in building energy.

This note summarizes important ideas in the social networks literature, including brokerage and structural holes and the trade-offs between networking and getting work done and relations between brokerage and tight connections required to build trust. The note was prepared for a class on power in organizations for a meeting on the development of efficient social networks. It can be used with readings and cases on the importance of social relationships in building energy.
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Jeffrey Pfeffer
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
8 pages.
Release Date: 24, January 2008. Prod #: OB66-PDF-ENG
A Note on Social Networks & Networks Structure HBR case solution