In this article we propose a computational model of an individual’s social capital taking into account the social structure formed through workplace social contacts. The model bases on and integrates three well established theories: The Concept of Weak and Strong ties, The Concept of Structural holes, and Connection as a Resource.
Structure of an employee’s social network and strength of ties in this network play an important role in determining social capital for career growth. Social resources and access to information can ultimately contribute to career development of an individual and development of a business as a whole.
Mirjam Neelen from the Trinity College Dublin shares her impressions on this year's Learning Technologies Conference. She reflects on the need to align learning and performance strategies to the business. In her article, Mirjam disscussses ways to support employees in increasing their performance through “pull” instead of “push” models.