Heidrick Releases Organizational Network Analytic

Heidrick & Struggles has introduced SYNAPP

July 18, 2017 – Heidrick & Struggles has introduced SYNAPP, a new organizational network analytics platform. It enables client companies to identify and address strategic human capital issues.

SYNAPP uncovers the relationships that underpin an organization that are not apparent on an organizational chart. The digital application platform, developed as a proprietary solution by Heidrick & Struggles, provides a business with deep insights that can empower its people to strategically boost their performance through strengthening work relationships and improving collaboration.

How it Works

“This simple, yet strategic platform reveals the true flow of employee engagement by identifying how members of an organization work together,” said Stephen Tavares, a partner in the firm’s leadership consulting service line. “Unlike other solutions, which can use intrusive means or provide only limited insights, SYNAPP looks beyond traditional organizational structures and assumptions, exploring how teams and individuals really interact.”

SYNAPP provides teams and individuals with insights that are unique, measureable and action-oriented within five key human capital areas: leadership and development, engagement and inclusion, talent management, innovation and collaboration and organizational alignment.

The results of the SYNAPP data analysis are designed to provide a better understanding of the organization and its people as a whole, while providing individual employees with a personalized report and custom recommendations to help strengthen and broaden their network.


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“Any organization is only as good as its team of employees and how effectively they work together,” said Mr. Tavares. “SYNAPP is a powerful resource for our clients to gauge their organizational effectiveness as well as help their teams and individuals reach their peak potential by improving the way they interact and collaborate.” The firm also offers facilitated workshops to help organizations transform their newly discovered insights into action.

With unusual speed to market, SYNAPP can have an organization move from initial conversations through response analysis to workshops in under five weeks.

SYNAPP is agnostic to industry and company size. Industries where SYNAPP may provide immediate value can range from pharmaceutical, healthcare, financial, manufacturing, transportation, education, engineering and even non-profits.

Leadership Consulting Expansion

Heidrick has been growing its global leadership consulting business recently. In June, it appointed Andrew LeSueur as head of leadership consulting in the Americas. He continues to support his executive search clients and the industrial and supply chain practices as he transitions into his new role. “Andrew’s success in accelerating the performance of our clients will bring immense value to our leadership consulting business as we look to further strengthen the firm’s complementary services,” said Colin Price, executive vice president and managing partner of the leadership consulting practice at Heidrick & Struggles. “Andrew has consistently demonstrated the power of our firm by working across business lines to bring clients the most value possible, and I know he will bring this same dedication and collaborative approach to the leadership consulting practice.”

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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