There are two requirements for building successful business networks: being purposeful and being courageous.
While building and maintaining a business network is important to ongoing job success, it’s even more important when transitioning to a mid-level or senior manager role. The speed at which individuals promoted into one of these roles can build a solid business network is directly related to how fast they will be able to make correct job decisions, because they will be able to access a range of appropriate information more quickly.
Those managers who engage in business networking reap many benefits. Research on business networking has found that it is positively associated with salary growth, number of promotions, perceived career success, and current job satisfaction.
Explore the four initiatives that ensure success when building a business network.