Communication is an essential factor for the development of innovation in knowledge-driven businesses and institutions. Through an exchange of ideas and information, range of current competencies and ideas of the staff can be exponentially intensified. This contributes to the long-term performance of the company.
Since 1992, HENN has collaborated with Prof. Thomas Allen of the Sloan School of Business at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, CT on the research field of organisation and architecture of innovation. Netgraphing is an analysis tool to visualise communication networks and patterns. It maps the existing structure and intensity of communication patterns in a company and displays the normally invisible flow of information exchange. The data of individual communication flows can be amalgamated to produce a collective image for the entire business. This is subsequently categorized and sorted according to specific parameters.