Do you think of strategic networking and personal branding solely as an external strategy for building connections with people outside your company? Add a focus inside your company to generate rewards for both you and your company!
Some potential gains:
- Career advancement…building your brand and influential relationships will help keep you top-of-mind when opportunities arise
- More trusting relationships… faster review and approval from your superiors for your new project proposals and vendor selections
- More diverse networks of company relationships…opportunities to build better teams to face complex problems yielding more optimal decisions
- More expansive company networks…greater sense of belongingness creating more company brand ambassadors and potentially reducing turnover
Other benefits from internal strategic networking and personal branding? Share your ideas in the comments here.