[Research] Weak Ties

Strong ties: the kinds of relationships we tend to have with familiy members close friends and longtime neighbors or co-workers. Ties of long duration, marked by trust and reciprocity in multiple areas of life. Most people manage 5 to 10 strong tie relationships. Weak ties: theory coming from Mark Granovetters research on how people find jobs. He found that weak ties matter more to people than strong ones in finding work. Other research revealed the importance of weak ties to mobilize resrouces, information, ideas, whether for finding a job, solving a problem or establishing a new enterprise.