Thunderwave

How we connected the unconnected

How to handle people that are loosly connected to the network? A networked focused company that needed better ways to visualize expertise and availability in the network, and capture the changes and the expansion in the network.

Helping incubators, large organizations and governmental agencies with innovation.. - Øyvind Strøm, Thunderwave/Future Leaders CEO

Thunderwave is a company with young well educated entrepreneurs that have held central positions in student associations, politics, co-working spaces, startup networks and expert communities. They have strong backgrounds in innovation, management, technology and have helped many organizations handle disruption and boost innovation.

STEP BY STEP

CHALLENGE

Networked focused company that need better ways to visualize expertise and availability in the network.

Need to capture the changes and the expansion in the network. How to handle people that are loosly connected to the network?

The philosophy is to keep a strong core and work with partner companies and their network to be able to compete with larger organizations.

DISCOVERY

Discovered how the people in the organization are connected to the larger network

Asking network members to add experts they go to outside the current network increase the value of the network.

Need for better information in the network to feel engaged.

Expert areas and availability are key information to secure delivery capacity as the company grow



SOLUTION

They have initiated an network analysis to map the core of the company and how they interact with the larger network. It is also important to see how the larger external network interact, and their expertise and availability.

 

Thunderwave also needed a collaboration service everyone could use to secure transparency and productivity. They bought services from JOIN21 and have appreciated the fast execution and help when needed.

Results

Understanding how to nurture the network to keep relations and engagement Increased capacity to deliver and find relevant people to help faster Use people that already are strongly connected and work together for fast deliveries

Match performance cells with needed expertise for solving challenges Not overuse the network by targeting part of network Not always present challenges to the whole network