How can Social Network Analysis be used in evaluation?

Social Network Analysis is an innovative approach to measuring and visualizing changes in network-based interventions. It's also quite beautiful! Our MD, Jerusha Govender, presented this introductory webinar as part of the SAMEA webinar series. Check it out: For Fun - Visualize your own LinkedIn network using: http://socilab.com/#home Follow our blog to access more info in our upcoming … Continue reading How can Social Network Analysis be used in evaluation?

Why data communication is a ‘future skill’ that you need to build today

We are currently living in the “fourth industrial revolution”.  According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), it’s defined as the digital revolution in that there is an interaction of the physical, digital and the biological spheres.[1] Some of the implications of the digital revolution include more and more connectivity among people through mobile devices and … Continue reading Why data communication is a ‘future skill’ that you need to build today

Data Artistry – the science, art & fun in data viz

When you first look at the image below, what do you see? A duck? A rabbit maybe? Or neither? Source [1] Now ask the person next to you. Was their response different? What you see first could easily differ from what might stand out for someone else. This is because of Perceptual Organization – “it refers … Continue reading Data Artistry – the science, art & fun in data viz

Dashboards – Getting Started

In the organizational development space dashboard has become a recent buzz word. Every organization wants one ─ needs one ─ to monitor their key activities, to make decisions and to demonstrate progress. However developing a dashboard, selecting the key elements to monitor, and determining how to visualize them is often a challenging process.

Thinking outside the data box

Organisational learning is a process of detecting and correcting error and is a component of adaptive capacity and organisational effectiveness (Letts et al, 1999; Arygris, 1977). This process is also known as adaptive coping, which includes the “ability to detect complex patterns within events, identify causal relations between events, and intervene in events” (Van Tonder … Continue reading Thinking outside the data box