Does networking really make a difference? The answer is a resounding yes!
In a study performed by Partnering Resources, 93% of completely successful change initiatives were led by leaders with very strong or strong personal networks. Not one change initiatives described as less successful was led by a leader with strong or very strong personal networks. Furthermore, a recent study featured in Sloan Management Review showed that high performing project teams had almost twice as many non-core contributors affiliated with the team.
In this highly interactive session, we learn about the science behind networking. We draw on insights from researchers and practitioners in the social sciences and in business to learn about the networking practices of high performers. We dispel the myth that people who want strong networks should never eat alone and, instead, we learn about the simple actions that significantly contribute to the health of your network.
Participants Take Away:
- Increased understanding of the science behind networking
- Preliminary strategic analysis of their own networks
- Identification of the gaps in their personal networks and ideas about how to fill those gaps
- Real-time advising from peers about on-the-job challenges