creating Social Network Map

The Social Network Map tests your ability to create a visual map and to think deeply about the impact of collaboration on productive work. You must prepare a sociogram, answering the question: With whom do I interact at work? The assignment has three parts: field work, map creation, and a portfolio:
•Field work: You should observe yourself at work, noting all the people with whom you communicate during a normal workday. 2 You should use a real, entire day, not a hypothetical one. Data from up to three days may be combined, if need be, to get a representative sample of work contacts.
Map creation: After completing the field work, you will use your notes to draw a map of your professional network. Use titles for the nodes (Boss, Consultant, etc.), not real names. Provide a legend that explains the parameters of the map (e.g., what is the significance of color, shape, line width, line length, arrows, etc.). Limit the map to no more than 20 people/groups. To meet this limit, you may have to prioritize which contacts are included, how they are grouped, and how “communicate” and “contact” are defined (face to-face talking, phone conversation, email, etc.). If you have a job that requires very little interaction with others (less than 3 contacts of any kind per day, contact the instructor for further instructions). No special software is required for creating, the map. PowerPoint can be used to create a network of nodes and connecting lines. A link to a brief instructor tutorial is provided on Blackboard. The map must have a clear representation of proximity and priority of relationships.
Portfolio: The portfolio should have three sections: a sociogram, an explanation of the sociogram, and a discussion of what the student learned during this activity about opportunities for “working at the intersection.” It should be written in APA style, including the tone and use of language discussed in the APA manual.
1.	Visually appealing and meaningful diagram of workplace relationships,
2.	Clear and engaging description of map and the relationships portrayed,
3.	Clear evidence of critical thinking about opportunities for intersectional collaboration in the workplace.
4.	Professional tone and style of writing throughout. Rare errors in grammar, punctuation, or spelling. Sources of information clearly and completely specified. Will email you the rest of the information in the morning.

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