According to IBM Tech Trends Report, there are more companies today doing internal Social, than external use of social with clients. Why is that trend progressing?
Creating an inclusive work environment should be a strategic priority for all companies. It can help your company build a distinctive and compelling reputation as a worldclass employer and foster women’s leadership talent. Such a culture provides the social infrastructure that gives women access to the same career support as men. A Social Infrastructure enables collaboration and networking across an organization.
Networking is very important in career progression. In fact, in every leadership book that I have read, networking in always in the top 3 items that help to drive someone to success. So in leadership, being an active and politically-skilled networker is important.
Our study shows that working long hours is not directly linked to career progression. We can therefore debunk the myth that presenteeism leads to promotion. However, working more hours is related to important careerenabling factors. When you work longer hours, whether you’re male or female, you’re more likely to focus on networking.
Social can enable you to network more effectively. Networking really is as important as everyone makes it out to be. Find ways of building one-to-one relationships with people who are important to your career and keep them up-to-date on your progress. And make time to Social Network — it really is important and effective.