Studying Microscopic Peer-to-Peer Communication Patterns

12 Pages Posted: 24 Feb 2008

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Peter A. Gloor

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Daniel Oster

Univesrity of Cologne

Johannes Putzke

University of Cologne

Kai Fischbach

University of Cologne; MIT Center for Collective Intelligence

Detlef Schoder

University of Cologne

Koji Ara

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Taemie Kim

MIT - Media Laboratory

Robert Laubacher

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Center for Collective Intelligence

Akshay Mohan

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Daniel Olguin Olguin

MIT - Media Laboratory

Alex Pentland

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Benjamin N. Waber

MIT - Media Laboratory

Date Written: August 12, 2007

Abstract

This paper describes first results of an ongoing research effort using real time data collected by social badges to correlate temporal changes in social interaction patterns with performance of individual actors and groups. Towards that goal we analyzed social interaction among a team of employees at a bank in Germany, and developed a set of interventions for more efficient collaboration. In particular, we were able to identify typical meeting patterns, and to distinguish between creative and high-executing knowledge work based on the interaction pattern.

Keywords: social networks, social badges, organizational behavior, communication flow, network structure

JEL Classification: M12, C80, M14

Suggested Citation

Gloor, Peter A. and Oster, Daniel and Putzke, Johannes and Fischbach, Kai and Schoder, Detlef and Ara, Koji and Kim, Taemie and Laubacher, Robert and Mohan, Akshay and Olguin Olguin, Daniel and Pentland, Alex and Waber, Benjamin N., Studying Microscopic Peer-to-Peer Communication Patterns (August 12, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1097111 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1097111

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Daniel Oster

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University of Cologne ( email )

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Kai Fischbach

University of Cologne ( email )

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Detlef Schoder

University of Cologne ( email )

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Koji Ara

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Taemie Kim

MIT - Media Laboratory ( email )

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Robert Laubacher

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Center for Collective Intelligence ( email )

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United States

Akshay Mohan

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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Daniel Olguin Olguin

MIT - Media Laboratory ( email )

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Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
United States

Alex Pentland

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ( email )

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Benjamin N. Waber

MIT - Media Laboratory ( email )

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