Our individual and team networks are the tentacles that keep us effectively and efficiently connected in our world. They provide us with insights and outsights to plan, seize opportunities, avoid pitfalls and excel. In times of uncertainty or crisis, the strength of our networks can be the source of our survival, or can foster an edge over others.
Historically, we have assumed that some aspects of networking require in-person connection. However, most recently, as we have been compelled to network from a distance, we have found ways to stay connected. But what have we lost and what have we gained in the process? Are we as networked as we want to be as individuals, and should organizations be doing more to develop networks that position themselves to be more competitive?
In this TASK topic, Keeping Your Network Alive, we provide resources to help you professionally connect as an individual, and to leverage networks for the benefit of your organization during this period of uncertainty.