What is Passive ONA?

Organizational Network Analysis (ONA) allows you to visualize and analyze relationships that exist within your organization, enabling you to model a business strategy that effectively exchanges information and ideas to help your company thrive in a rapidly changing environment.

Passive ONA refers to the implementation of ONA by monitoring teams' digital footprint at aggregate level. David Green (Insight222) says the following about passive ONA: "Passive ONA provides a different and complementary view as it runs continuously - often across the entire company. It provides an objective, unbiased view of how people are actually working and collaborating. It can also be used to automatically measure changes in network behaviours after an initiative or corporate event has taken place, such as following an M&A or significant restructure."

Passive ONA data sources

As its name indicates, passive ONA leverages passive data sources from a variety of collaborative tools, including Microsoft 365, Jira, Github, Zoom and Slack among others.

Visualizing Passive ONA results

Our actionable executive summaries deliver insights related to burnout risk, workweek span, cross-functional collaboration, external vs internal collaboration and meetings' quality, timing and attendance among others.

Conclusion

As organizations become more interconnected through the implementation of new collaborative technologies, passive Organizational Network Analysis enables companies to manage in a more effective manner the way they generate, share and retain knowledge and information. This empowers companies to operate in a more agile fashion and maximize business success.