Who is the spider in your web?

How are your working relationships divided? Who cooperates with whom? Are there many people relating to an informal leader in the group, or do members have multiple independent relationships with one another? Try mapping out everyone on your team and draw lines between them based on relationships and communication. 
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Who is the spider in your web?

In a metastudy from 2014, researchers Lauren D’Innocenzo et al. saw that teams with mutually shared leadership tended to have higher performance. They used a social network analysis to get an understanding of what shared team leadership looked like. In these analyses, they factor in the density of the number of working relationships in the group – the more relationships, the greater the density. Distribution of the relationships is also factored in – are there only a few people who have strong relationships with one another, or are there many? In cases where the group’s relationships had a high density and even distribution, the shared team leadership was stronger.