November 29, 2020

Intra-Group Social Networks As Social Support Systems

“Approximately 20 years ago, at the start of my career as an Organizational Development (OD) consultant, I was asked to help commanders of the Infantry basic training program to find ways to reduce the high number of trainees who fail to complete their basic combat training…Lesson learned from IDF’s infantry basic training show a clear connection between an individual’s Intra-Group Social Score (IGSS) and the probability of drop/withdrawal”

“This article details the overall process of analysis and intervention for reducing the dropout rate (voluntary and involuntary) of new recruits. The reduction was made possible by rallying and strengthening existing social ties, in particular to support the individual and reduce the level of burnout experienced.”

Read the article by Tzur Keren

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