With your boss’s peers:
If you enjoy a good relationship with your boss, request him to introduce you to his peers. Tread carefully, as these could be his rivals!
Step outside your comfort zone by interacting with colleagues from other departments. To be viewed as a team player, it’s important to be liked by your colleagues. A few ideas you can build on: 1. Send congratulatory emails when others get
promoted. 2. Sign-up for cross-functional projects and open
day training programs 3. Start an internal lunch forum, or newsletter/
intranet, inviting contributions from others 4. Assist with organising events for example office parties, Friday drinks, CSR initiatives, conferences and cultural events Networking is all about building relationships; it’s a ‘give and take’ process that requires time and effort to keep it going but reaps huge dividends. •