Mining Face-to-Face Interaction Networks using Sociometric Badges: Predicting Productivity in an IT Configuration Task
Lynn Wu, Benjamin N. Waber, Sinan Aral, Erik Brynjolfsson, and Alex (Sandy) Pentland researched communication in corporate environments. They wanted to identify the types of social structures that are the most conducive to knowledge sharing. Over one month, they measured the conversations and physical locations of a group of IT specialists. Four patterns emerged in the data:
The team also provides more information on applying these tools and processes in corporate settings.