Percentage of teams or subgroups that group members have accessed in a given time period

Indicator Number: 
74
Category: 
Logic Model Component: 
Data Type(s): 
Proportion
Short Definition: 

Measures the access to diverse (or heterogeneous) social connections

Definition and Explanation (Long): 

This indicator measures the diversity of subgroup memberships, such as a department, working group, committee, community of practice, or Facebook group, and focuses on access to diverse connections. It can also inform an understanding of the level of fragmentation—the lack of connections between functional teams or subgroups—of the network/group as a whole.

Data Requirements: 

Self-reported quantitative data; self-reported qualitative data. Typically, the denominator would be the total number of available functional teams or subgroups in an organization, and the numerator would be a group member's number of functional team or subgroup memberships.

Data Sources: 

Surveys; focus groups or other qualitative data for exploration and validation

Frequency of Data Collection: 
Quarterly, semiannually, or after specific activities
Purpose: 
Connection diversity, or heterogeneity, supports the flow of knowledge through networks. The purpose of this indicator is to understand how many different functional teams or other types of subgroups each group member is connected to, and the average level of connection diversity of the network/organization/group as a whole. It can also inform an understanding of the level of fragmentation—the lack of connections between functional teams or subgroups—of the network/group as a whole.
Issues and Challenges: 
This indicator requires users to define the group of interest—such as an entire organization, department or other functional team, community of practice, or Facebook group—as well as key subgroups. For example, an entire organization may be defined as group, with departments, committees, internal communities of practice, or roles as subgroups. Users will also need to define “knowledge” and "sharing knowledge" in their particular context as well as an appropriate time period, usually monthly or quarterly, for knowledge-sharing activities
Published Year: 
  • 2017
Last Updated Date: 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017