Exercise | May 2009

Mapping Your Network

by David A. Thomas

Abstract

This exercise is designed to help students and professionals map their professional networks and identify areas of strength and weakness in their networks. "Network" refers to the set of relationships that is critical to someone's ability to learn new skills and competencies, get things done, advance in his or her career, and develop personally and professionally. The exercise takes 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

Keywords: Competency and Skills; Strength and Weakness; Personal Development and Career; Groups and Teams; Social and Collaborative Networks;

Citation:

Thomas, David A. "Mapping Your Network." Harvard Business School Exercise 409-129, May 2009.