Written by Meg Montford

Smart networking is critical to career success. Master it, and you master your destiny. The following tips will help you become a pro:

1. If unemployed, print your own business cards to use at networking events. Include your contact information with your target market. Example: John Q. Smith, Sales Management.

2. Put your resume onrepparttar Internet with its own web page. Many Internet service providers give you a free page for personal use. Then, add your resume page's URL to your business card.

3. When you collect business cards, follow-up! Note onrepparttar 146687 back of each card where you metrepparttar 146688 individual and something noteworthy to help you remember him. Schedule a time to meet for coffee to continue buildingrepparttar 146689 relationship.

4. Make networking a process to do forrepparttar 146690 life of your career, not just something to do between jobs. Continue growing your career by building and maintaining your relationships.

5. When at a networking event, offer first Ė take second. Determinerepparttar 146691 value you have for others before asking for their help. This way you will leave a memorable impression.

Teamwork in the Workplace: A Definition

Written by CMOE Development Team

A tight knit team is a group of competent individuals who care deeply about each other. They are fiercely committed to their mission, and are highly motivated to combing their energy and expertise to achieve a common objective. From our observation and studies on teamwork inrepparttar workplace, we have found three primary conditions that have to be met in order to attain higher levels of team performance and member satisfaction.

  1. Resources and Commitment
  2. Ownership and Heart
  3. Learning

These three conditions arerepparttar 146549 heart and soul of teamwork. These conditions are not a blueprint. Each group is unique, andrepparttar 146550 specifics and details of teamwork have to be worked out separately. Letís look closer at number one - Resources and Commitment.


A strong personal commitment and leap of faith are needed to start up and sustain tight knit teams. Genuine energy and resources are required duringrepparttar 146551 early stages. For example, important non-task time is needed for teams to meet and establish identity, expectations, spirit, bonds, and patience is required for learning, coaching and behavior change that is consistent with team principles. Investment in teamwork is very intangible. You canít measure it like most corporate assets that can be sold off for a profit if you have a couple of bad quarters. Teamwork inrepparttar 146552 workplace requires a lot of care, sensitivity, and patience for it to pay off inrepparttar 146553 long run. This is not exactlyrepparttar 146554 formula that most organizations run on these days. Typically we see organizations pre occupied with putting out fires and handling crises. Most organizations have a very short-term focus and many leaders are not enlightened enough to invest in fire prevention and not get caught byrepparttar 146555 excitement ofrepparttar 146556 task or byrepparttar 146557 activity trap that is so common today. It doesnít take much to bring a group of individuals together to do a job especially if you are depending on just a compensation package to get

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