NETWORK FOR SUCCESS:
YOUR OUTSIDE GAME
While you need to network inside your company, it is also important to develop contacts on the outside. You need contacts in your profession (network engineer), your industry (telecommunications), and your geographical area (central New Jersey).
From your external network you can:
1. Locate the best continuing education programs, professional conferences and advanced degree institutions when you are ready to upgrade your team skills or obtain more education.
2. Determine the latest trends in the products and services offered by other companies in your industry.
3. Collect data and ideas for benchmarking one of your internal programs.
4. Find a consultant to conduct some team development training. ...