Creating connections

The current generation of technology now enables individuals worldwide to communicate in unprecedented ways and with unprecedented speed. But now that we have these tools, we need to learn how to use these to network and develop symbiotic relationships with others, as opposed to using technology to find out how others can simply help us. This article discusses why project managers must expand their thinking about networking and how they can accomplish this. In doing so, it identifies the key benefit and function of networking, noting how individuals can network in ways that enable them to develop strong and sustainable relationships. Accompanying this article is a sidebar listing eight techniques that can help project managers effectively participate in networking events.
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