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Network Naturally, Network Now.<br />TAP YOUR ORGANIZATIONAL NETWORKS TO GROW AND DEVELOPIN YOUR CAREER.<br />
“Network” by any other name…<br />Maybe you’ve heard of :<br />Social Capital<br />Horizontal Integration<br />Inclusion<b...
What it’s NOT…<br />Something you do when you’re having an emergency!<br />
So what is it?<br />Networking is an active dynamic process  of mutually beneficial relationships within your organization...
Benefits...<br />…to You<br />…to Your Organization<br />Increases your visibility<br />Provides opportunities to learn, g...
What’s so natural about it?<br />
3 Knows<br />The Process<br />
3 Knows<br />Know Who You Are<br />Know What You Can Give to Others<br />Know What You Want<br />
What Do You Want?<br />Work/Career/Business<br />Financial<br />Relationship<br />Home & Family<br />Physical Health<br />...
Activity Time: Answers<br />The “3 Knows”<br />Who are you?<br /><ul><li>What can you   give to others?
What do you   want?</li></li></ul><li>3 Knows<br />Your Answers Help You Target<br />
3 Knows<br />Next, Engage.<br />
Engage<br />
Isn’t it just luck?<br />
Engage, strategically.<br />
How? Face-to-Face Networking<br />Optimize your current opportunities and tap your organization’s existing networks:<br />...
How? Online Networking<br />
Some Online Networking  Examples<br />Your organization’s communication vehicles, including e-mail, time management and ta...
Who says you can’t?<br />If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you wi...
3 Knows<br />Now for the Follow Through<br />
Follow Through<br />
Follow Through Tips<br />Have your business card at hand<br />Ask for business cards; bend corner for follow up<br />Jot d...
3 Knows<br />The Process<br />
Quick review…<br />Remember your ‘3 Knows’<br />Acknowledge members of the group share a common goal<br />Read voraciously...
Network Naturally, Network Now.<br />Judith H. Jones<br />judjon1@gmail.com<br />
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  • 1. INTRODUCTIONHello, everybody! I’m Judy Jones and I’m excited to be here because I’m talking about a topic that I’m really passionate about. Networking. Maybe you’ll relate to this: I used to think of networking as something that you did when you needed a new job. And that it was a pain to do. But during my business career, I observed something: The employees who I admired as being successful – that is, they learned new things, were esteemed by their colleagues, worked on different projects, they moved around in their company – those employees networked.My observations led me to a powerful personal conclusion: Since I want to grow and develop myself, and I want respect and the opportunity to work on lots of different projects, I need to be networking. And because I didn’t have a lot of confidence, and no budget for this sort of thing, I needed to approach networking in a way that was comfortable or natural for me, plus I needed to take advantage of what was available to me.Today I’d like to share with you what I’ve learned about networking . I’m not going to do all the talking. I’m going to ask you to participate and do a little work, too.
  • 3. LABELS FOR NETWORKINGFirst I’d like to dispel a myth that some of you may have. The idea that networking is something way up there; a state of being out of reach for most people, requiring much struggle to attain. Yet these same people use other terms very easily and comfortably – and the terms that they use are really synonyms for networking.Let’s look at some of the terms I’ve heard people use and words I’ve read in the Times, WSJ and many business magazines, when they’re really referring to networking:[CLICK][CLICK]Can anyone think of any other words or terms that refer to networking?[BOARD]
  • 4. IT ISN’T…An emergency procedure that you do when you’re desperate. Think of it as a lifestyle choice.
  • 7. YOU’VE GOT NETWORKSI called this presentation “Network Naturally, Network Now” for a reason. Because you can take the information that you learn here and embed it into your values, beliefs and activities. With this economic environment, lots of people say they don’t have time or opportunities to network. It sounds like one of those myths – something that takes hard work to attain.Today, I’m asking you to dispel that myth. Take a fresh look at the people where you work and in the organizations in which you belong. These people are your network. That’s what makes it natural. The people you know right now are part of your network.Reflect for a moment on who you can connect with right now.
  • 8. THREE-STEP PROCESSI see it as a three-step process. You target, engage, then follow through.Sounds simple. But I’m going to break each step down a little further.What do I mean by TARGET?I mean you have an objective to networking. It might be that you want to transfer to a different department or join a team that’s working on an attractive project or learn a new skill from another employee.To identify your objective, you need to have your “3 Knows.”[CLICK]Not ‘no’ as in negative or nada, but K-now.Let’s get into more details about the 3 Knows.
  • 10. IT’S UP TO YOUThis is a good time to suggest that your objective – what you want - could be anything. Professional or personal. It’s a question of being mindful and purposeful, which the tools we’re going to start using are designed to do.If we understand all that let’s do some work.
  • 11. ACTIVITY TIMEYes, it’s activity time. And we’re going to really get to know our 3 Knows.Okay, is everybody done? Good. Now let’s get to the activity. I want you to turn to the person next to you and, using what you wrote in your Networking Readiness sheet, introduce yourself, give your title and the one sentence that describes what you do. One thing: You can’t use words or explanations or conversation other than what you’ve written down. Stick to your sheet of paper. Is that clear? Partners, you don’t get to ask any questions in this exercise, just listen. Take a couple of minutes. Okay. Looks like we’re done. Does anyone want to volunteer describing in their own words what your partner does right now? What does that mean? Let me ask the partner: Is that accurate?Anybody have any comments?So it seems like some of you understood what your partner said, but some of you weren’t too clear. You had an idea, but your partner needed to correct you or adjust what you understood, right? Some of the descriptions of what people do sounded like “terms of art” – that’s the kind of sentence that someone who worked in your field would understand what you said, but someone outside of your field might need some more help. Does that have any significance when we talk about Targeting and being ready to network?So when we talk about targeting it sounds like being very clear about what you do in language that the other person can understand. Did anyone learn anything else from this exercise? I think I took away that it’s a good rule of thumb to use plain language and be specific. So Key #1: Know Who You Are. and be able to explain it in plain language that anybody could understand.
  • 12. MOVE ON TO ENGAGEWe did a lot of work! I think we’re ready for the next step: Engage.
  • 12. MOVE ON TO ENGAGEWe did a lot of work! I think we’re ready for the next step: Engage.
  • 13. ENGAGE GETS TO THE HOW; HOW YOU MAKE CONNECTIONSThis is the part where the rubber meets the road. Just how do you network inside an organization? It’s got to be something other than just hanging out or simply working with some colleagues on a task.
  • 14. TOOL #4As we agreed, networking is purposeful, meaningful and consistent. We don’t want to rely on luck – like this, roll of the dice. As we agreed, networking is purposeful, meaningful and consistent. We need to think about engaging with specific others, and to do so we can use a tool.Let’s get our hands dirty.
  • 15. PEOPLE TO CONNECT WITHStart with the goal in mind. Identify people who can help you accomplish your goal. Use the Worksheet.We’re not going to go through all of items on this worksheet. You can do this on your own. But I think you get the idea.Once you have a clear idea of who you are going to target, you need to consider how you are going to network with this person. Remember, this is about networking naturally and now, so we’ll look at the opportunities to network that are right here in front of you.
  • 16. FACE-TO-FACE NETWORKINGOnce you’ve identified who you want to connect with, there are lots of opportunities. As I’ve mentioned, the key are to Know Who You Are; Know What You Have To Give Back, and Know What You Want. Do you have any face-to-face opportunities in your organization?[FLIP CHART](How about the cafeteria, employee lounge…)
  • 17. SOCIAL MEDIAObviously there are lots of online networking opportunities. I’m not going to go into lots of detail about them, because I suspect many of you are more astute and experienced in these areas than I. Here’s what I am going to mention…
  • 18. SOME KEY WAYS TO CONNECT WITH COLLEAGUES ONLINEYou may have social media features with your performance management system or your e-mail system. Do take advantage of them.In addition, you’re probably familiar with Facebook and LinkedIn. If you haven’t signed up on either of these social media sites, please do! You’ll be able to connect with friends/colleagues and there’s no magic to using these sites – you’ll learn by doing. You may have some other online opportunities, too. For example, if any of you are working on a SharePoint site for a project or initiative and there are social aspects to most SharePoint sites. That ‘Y’ stands for yammer which is kind of like a private version of Twitter. Yammer is just an example; some of you might be familiar with other private services that are used in your organizatin. The point is that these are common venues to network online.
  • 19. BARRIERS?A lot of people feel overwhelmed at this point. They say, there’s no way to do all this stuff. If you’re feeling like that, just take a moment to read this quote from Pat Riley, the famous NBA coach. I’m not a fan of basketball, or of any sport, truth be told, but I do know that he’s a great coach as was able to bring out the best in his team.
  • 21. FOLLOW THROUGHWe’re ready for the last step in the process. Follow Through.
  • 22. CRITICAL Follow through is really critical. And because it’s so important, I have a few tips for you.
  • 23. FOLLOW THROUGH TIPS(Go thru the tips)Has anyone here heard of any other tips to share with the group?
  • 24. IN REVIEWYou’ve got the three step process and your three knows.
  • 21. JUMPAnd you can do it – because you’ve got the tools, right? And here are some additional tips.
  • 1. INTRODUCTIONHello, everybody! I’m Judy Jones and I’m excited to be here because I’m talking about a topic that I’m really passionate about. Networking. Maybe you’ll relate to this: I used to think of networking as something that you did when you needed a new job. And that it was a pain to do. But during my business career, I observed something: The employees who I admired as being successful – that is, they learned new things, were esteemed by their colleagues, worked on different projects, they moved around in their company – those employees networked.My observations led me to a powerful personal conclusion: Since I want to grow and develop myself, and I want respect and the opportunity to work on lots of different projects, I need to be networking. And because I didn’t have a lot of confidence, and no budget for this sort of thing, I needed to approach networking in a way that was comfortable or natural for me, plus I needed to take advantage of what was available to me.Today I’d like to share with you what I’ve learned about networking . I’m not going to do all the talking. I’m going to ask you to participate and do a little work, too.
  • Transcript of "Intra-organizational networking for employees"

    1. 1. Network Naturally, Network Now.<br />TAP YOUR ORGANIZATIONAL NETWORKS TO GROW AND DEVELOPIN YOUR CAREER.<br />
    2. 2. “Network” by any other name…<br />Maybe you’ve heard of :<br />Social Capital<br />Horizontal Integration<br />Inclusion<br />Knowledge Networks<br />Employee Networks<br />Communities of Practice<br />Relationship Building<br />Social Currency<br />Teamwork<br />Collaboration<br />Social Acumen<br />Connectivity<br />
    3. 3. What it’s NOT…<br />Something you do when you’re having an emergency!<br />
    4. 4. So what is it?<br />Networking is an active dynamic process of mutually beneficial relationships within your organization.<br />
    5. 5. Benefits...<br />…to You<br />…to Your Organization<br />Increases your visibility<br />Provides opportunities to learn, grow and develop<br />Builds trust and goodwill<br />Enables you to make a contribution<br />Leads to collaboration and teamwork<br />Increases connectivity, quality and quantity<br />Enhances business performance<br />Speeds the sharing of knowledge<br />Improves employee engagement<br />Leads to innovation<br />
    6. 6. What’s so natural about it?<br />
    7. 7. 3 Knows<br />The Process<br />
    8. 8. 3 Knows<br />Know Who You Are<br />Know What You Can Give to Others<br />Know What You Want<br />
    9. 9. What Do You Want?<br />Work/Career/Business<br />Financial<br />Relationship<br />Home & Family<br />Physical Health<br />Mental/Educational<br />Social/Friends<br />Emotional<br />Spiritual<br />Character<br />Contribution<br />Fun & Adventure<br />Consider…<br />
    10. 10. Activity Time: Answers<br />The “3 Knows”<br />Who are you?<br /><ul><li>What can you give to others?
    11. 11. What do you want?</li></li></ul><li>3 Knows<br />Your Answers Help You Target<br />
    12. 12. 3 Knows<br />Next, Engage.<br />
    13. 13. Engage<br />
    14. 14. Isn’t it just luck?<br />
    15. 15. Engage, strategically.<br />
    16. 16. How? Face-to-Face Networking<br />Optimize your current opportunities and tap your organization’s existing networks:<br />Affinity or Employee Networking Groups<br />Volunteer efforts - e.g., clothing drive, walkathon<br />Weight Watchers, Toastmasters<br />Recreational Activities - e.g., Softball Teams, Walking Club<br />Internal Events, Learning Sessions, Presentations, Brown Bags, WellnessFair<br />Initiatives and projects<br />Need more ideas? Create your owninternal special interest group – e.g., book club, parents support group, knowledge management SIG.<br />Still not satisfied? Create your own special interest group.<br />
    17. 17. How? Online Networking<br />
    18. 18. Some Online Networking Examples<br />Your organization’s communication vehicles, including e-mail, time management and talent management systems may offer ways to network.<br />In addition, you may have access to…<br />
    19. 19. Who says you can’t?<br />If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.<br />Pat Riley<br />Basketball Coach<br />
    20. 20. 3 Knows<br />Now for the Follow Through<br />
    21. 21. Follow Through<br />
    22. 22. Follow Through Tips<br />Have your business card at hand<br />Ask for business cards; bend corner for follow up<br />Jot down notes after connecting<br />Make one commitment<br />Be generous<br />Nurture<br />If you don’t follow through, you will be forgotten.<br />
    23. 23. 3 Knows<br />The Process<br />
    24. 24. Quick review…<br />Remember your ‘3 Knows’<br />Acknowledge members of the group share a common goal<br />Read voraciously<br />Be curious<br />Listen before you speak<br />Share your passions<br />Connect on behalf of others in your network<br />Practice skills; competence will follow.<br />
    25. 25. Network Naturally, Network Now.<br />Judith H. Jones<br />judjon1@gmail.com<br />
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