Magus Networker, together with OrgScan, is a methodology for resolving organisational performance problems. In the vast majority of applications it is custom-configured to target a specified performance challenge. The front end of the Networker discovery process elaborates and clarifies the business objective. It also uncovers associated issues that are related to the performance challenge, that would need to be resolved as part of the overall solution. Skilled practitioners are always needed to ensure high quality outcomes.
There are, however, standard Networker applications, representing common business challenges. They are examples of the type of performance challenges that Networker can be configured to resolve - quickly and effectively.
These examples of Magus Networker applications are all templates. This means that extensive research has been done into the business challenge in question. It also means that the design of the question set used in the application has been developed over time. It does not mean that the application is ready to be used in all organisations, everywhere, at any time. These are application templates and need to be custom-configured for all specific applications.
Custom-configuration is done through the Magus Networker consulting process that has evolved through many applications, over many years. The front end of the discovery process enables users to identify hidden issues that lurk beneath the surface of all organisations. Failure to deal with these is a prime cause of failure in conventional change programmes.
This stage of the Networker process also creates a groundswell of interest in and commitment to the change processes that are on their way. One of the objectives of its design is to ensure that high quality data is captured for subsequent processing. Another is that the question set uses the language idiom of the client organisation to minimise the risk of communication errors. Finally, the question set links between the issues that are important to respondents and the business priorities, as given by the client.
In the table that follows, please click on the name of any of the standard applications to access a PDF document setting out the design philosophy for the application.