Harness the Power of Your Company’s Internal Networks
Why invest in “corporate networking”?
Many organizations are now adapting social networking tools for internal use. What’s lagging behind is the interaction skills and systems to maximize the advantage that this new level of connection enables. The majority of technical employees would rather have a root canal than attend a “networking event”, so the key is to make networking internally simple, focused, fast and fun.
Expected outcomes include…
– Resolve project problems faster
– Get broad buy-in to strategic decisions
– Streamlining critical path cycle times
– Increase quality & cultural fit of employee referrals
– Ease tension during times of change
Who will benefit the most from improved networking skills?
- Mid-level managers – building bridges for that next step
- High potential leaders – to be your strategic connectors
- Project managers – mitigate risk and problem solve faster
- New college grads – engage them in the community
How can networking increase operational effectiveness?
Accelerate the on-boarding process for new hires so they quickly get plugged in to the organization. This ensures key people meet the newest talent joining the company. Make it a fun scavenger hunt style event and you have a dynamic process for their first day
Reestablish internal networks after department realignment so everyone knows who’s role has changed and how the new structure will operate. During times of change, this simple step to reestablish connections bring stability to our teams so they can get to work making the new system meet operational expectations.
Ensure seamless integration of acquired companies by speeding up the process for new employees to assimilate into the culture. Establishing new friendships will also increase retention once the contractual time limit expires.
Engage special interest groups to leverage their strong bonds and cross-organizational network. Provide these groups to more easily contribute their diversity perspectives and ideas to a wider range of issues while providing more visibility with company leaders.
Secrets of Successful Networking programs to address critical issues…
– Corporate Keynotes for strategic planning or team building events
– Application Oriented Workshops for cross-functional groups to learn & practice skills
– New Hire Orientation Modules for augmenting the on-boarding process
Building Corporate Connections – Engaging Keynotes for Large Company Gatherings
celebrations events and all-hands meetings. Invest in building stronger connections across the company while having big fun. A unique series of networking “ice breakers” accelerates the process of getting to know more of the “right people” in less time for synergistic conversations. Customize for all types of groups, objectives & ages. (30-60 min)
Secrets of Successful Networking at (your company) Skill Building Workshops
Customized program to develop a simple plan to strengthen your corporate connections in your building, across global sites, with customers and the professional experts in your industry. Practice using the tools to initiate meaningful conversations at cross-functional meetings, corporate events, conferences or at the cafeteria. We go the extra step to provide tools to add value, explore collaborative solutions and develop strategic relationships.
Great for high potentials, leaders, new-hires & Gen Y groups.
Networking for New Hires Workshop & Scavenger Hunt Activities)
Accelerate the time to productivity of new hires by getting them familiar with building locations and key people using a fun, interactive game. Small groups of new hires are given a set of clues to decipher that will lead them to important individuals and locations. Engaging and innovative way to get individuals up to speed without the need for someone to escort the around. Customized based on company information and time constraints.