Organizational network analysis (ONA) can help increase diversity and inclusion by providing insights into the communication and information flows within an organization. By mapping the relationships between individuals and groups, ONA can identify potential sources of bias or exclusion, and suggest strategies for addressing them. For example, it can identify employees who may be isolated or disconnected from their colleagues, or who may be excluded from important decision-making processes. ONA can also identify employees who may be particularly well-connected and influential, and can suggest ways of leveraging their networks to promote diversity and inclusion. Additionally, ONA can help identify potential allies and supporters of diversity and inclusion initiatives, and can provide a basis for targeted communication and engagement efforts to promote a more inclusive work culture.
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