It is so easy to get caught up in creating lists of people you know but not networking with them to improve your connections in ways that have huge benefits.
There are so many positive reasons to keep your network active. Here are a few to consider:
- Share expertise with people who know more than you do
- Share your expertise with people who need your input
- Get your questions considered from multiple points of view
- Test you thinking with trusted friends and colleagues
- Make robust business decisions based on what you learn in discussions
- Make referrals to your network if you are not a fit for a request or question
- Call upon specialist experts to support your meetings
- Offer your specialist expertise for others’ meetings
- Continually learn and broaden your business view
- Coach and be coached by respected friends and colleagues
- Receive referrals for high-quality workers
- Support your network when they seek a change
- Use your network to find new work opportunities
Networked ways of working and communicating are here to stay. Find ways to advance your network and engage your network when you need support. Katherine Woods’ recent blogs on the subject of networking and connecting may be helpful.
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