Scan from individual perspective
Connection Scan is to Managers what MRI is to Medics
You may have seen pictures of MRI or CAT scans of brains in which active areas show up as red or pink, whilst inactive areas with little neural activity show up as blue or green. Connection Scan uses the same approach to show areas of communication activity. Red areas are “hot spots”, whilst blue areas are “cool zones”.
Connection Scan places each individual in the team scan so that he or she is closer to people he or she communicates with frequently and further away from people with whom he or she rarely communicates. Inevitably you, like all of your teammates, have a “self-centred” perspective on communication in your team, therefore the scans of each of your perspectives is different.
Connection Scan puts all of these perspectives together to create the most accurate picture possible as a single scan of the whole team.
Imagine a model in which a small ball represents each team member and the communication between each person is represented by a rubber band connecting the balls. Frequent communication creates a short rubber band and rare communication a long rubber band. Every person communicates to some extent with everybody in the team and so every ball in the model is linked to every other ball, and therefore pulled in many directions. If this model was constructed, then the balls would move until the tension in each band was equal and this would be the best possible representation of the strength of the forces between the balls.
This is the calculation that is performed by Connection Scan. The scanner places each team member in the best possible position to give the most accurate overall picture of communications in the team.