Be Socially Aware
It is important for you to recognize that any good team or effective group of people is dependent on social interactions—both personal and professional. As a consequence, you need to understand that there are always set patterns of interactions that we call networks. These networks exist on a formal and informal basis.
Look around you. Where are the networks, both formal and informal, and who is in them? Which ones are important to your success? How can you join them?
Formal networks are those established by organizations: networks of employees who work together, who work for specific supervisors, who interact with designated others by their jobs and job descriptions. The organization dictates who interacts with ...