TOP 10 SMART NETWORKING TIPSWritten 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 on 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 on back of each card where you met individual and something noteworthy to help you remember him. Schedule a time to meet for coffee to continue building relationship.
4. Make networking a process to do for 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. Determine value you have for others before asking for their help. This way you will leave a memorable impression.
Teamwork in the Workplace: A DefinitionWritten 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 in workplace, we have found three primary conditions that have to be met in order to attain higher levels of team performance and member satisfaction.
- Resources and Commitment
- Ownership and Heart
These three conditions are heart and soul of teamwork. These conditions are not a blueprint. Each group is unique, and specifics and details of teamwork have to be worked out separately. Letís look closer at number one - Resources and Commitment. 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 during 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 in workplace requires a lot of care, sensitivity, and patience for it to pay off in long run. This is not exactly 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 by excitement of task or by 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