What is a Employee Relational Network?

Discover how your Slack workspace users communicate and collaborate with each other.

Written by Petri Lehtonen
Updated over a week ago

Read this article and you will discover how to gain insights from your Employee Relational Network. You will learn what a employee relational network is and how it can be utilized to improve communication and collaboration. This article is broken into three categories:

What is a Employee Relational Network?

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Employee communication has a direct correlation to collaboration, productivity and engagement.

When employees have access to the necessary information they need to do their jobs efficiently, while also having the ability to collaborate effectively, they feel more connected, both to the company and to each other.

Through the Flowtrace Web App you can see a visual representation of how your employees are connected through communication in Slack and how they collaborate with one another.

Why relationship analysis and alignment matters

If communication does not flow properly back and forth between employees, teams and managers, it can lead to mistakes being made, bottlenecks, and missed deadlines. All of these problems can disrupt harmony and productivity in the workplace. Clear and transparent employee communication helps to prevent problems and resolved more quickly when they do occur.

Relational Analysis improves employee experience

Employee communication goes far beyond simply serving as the means by which employees receive company news. Effective communication elevates the employee experience by giving employees a sense of purpose within their daily responsibilities. When employees feel like they have all of the necessary tools, information, and resources to thrive both in and out of the workplace, holistically, they feel connected, included, and empowered to be their very best at work.

Relational analysis encourages innovation

Employee communication encourages innovation just as much as it encourages collaboration. When team members can effectively share ideas and information among each other, listen to everyone’s perspectives, and truly collaborate as a team, innovation is inevitable.

Relational analysis increases cross-functional collaboration

While each department within a company serves a specific purpose and function, they’re all dependent on each other to succeed both individually and as a collective. Therefore, it’s important for teams to be able to communicate with one another for ongoing collaboration and support. When all teams and individuals are in sync and working in tandem, organizations flourish. If any single individual or team is siloed from communication and not in sync, the company as a whole, can be impacted negatively.

How will employee relational network analysis and alignment benefit you?

Through the Flowtrace web app you can quickly analyze how your team's collaborate and communicate with one another.

Within the relational network you can quickly establish direction of communication, frequency of communication and collaboration sentiment.

Actively measuring your employee relational network is one the most important aspects of cross-team collaboration and improved business performance.

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Flowtrace Relational Network is divided into 3 areas:

  1. Timeline - use the slider bar to analyze changes in trends over time.

  2. Filters - turn on directional relationship, collaboration sentiment and past employee filters.

  3. Relational Network - a visual relationship network of communication and collaboration for your Slack workspace users.

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