Session Outline

Here we facilitate a discussion around “big picture” ideas related to organizational network analysis (ONA). Topics for discussion include what it means to see your organization as a network, how connectedness promotes success, and ONA’s role in the evolution toward remote work and digital transformation.

Key Takeaways

  • Organizations can be represented as networks of relationships, 
  • Performance—at the individual and organizational level—is a function of how knowledge flows in this network.
  • Knowing how to represent your organization as a network is a key valuable capability; knowing how to optimize the knowledge flow across the network is an important addition to next-generation leaders’ skill-sets.



Starling D. Hunter – Partner and Chief Research Officer | Join21

Starling’s higher education was undertaken at Arizona State University, where he earned a BS in Electrical Engineering, and Duke University, where he earned both an MBA, and later a Ph.D. in Management.

His professional experience has been divided between industry and academia. Starling worked as an electrical engineer at the Boeing Aerospace and as a compensation analyst in the human resources group at Exxon Chemical. Since 2019 he has been a partner and chief research officer at Join21, an HR-tech start-up headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

Starling’s academic posts have been at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the American University of SharjahCarnegie Mellon University, and Florida Atlantic University.

Starling has published, reviewed, and edited numerous academic research papers on subjects as varied as management information systems, organization design, social network analysis, and business method patents.

April 27 @ 14:20
14:20 — 15:00 (40′)

Day 1 | 27th of April

Starling D. Hunter – Partner and Chief Research Officer | Join21