Power-Week4DQ1 - completed by what role you hold, but by...

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Networking is the easiest way to link people and information to another for the mutual benefit of everyone involved. The connection that a company can build with another entity can greatly influence the growth and economic strength of the parties involved. Utilizing networking within the company as well as suppliers, vendors, buyers and all other entities will help open new doors for productivity and expandability. The question is how does Networking increase Power? Networking is a tool that allows people access to private information that one may normally not get, access to diverse skills knowledge and advice when needed and is directly proportionate to developing personal power. Personal power vs. positional power is an important concept to consider. Positional power is more or less the role you hold in the company. Now days, many processes and tasks are not
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Unformatted text preview: completed by what role you hold, but by who you know. Power rests with the individual not the role so there is more pressure and direct incentive to increase and develop a good functioning network. When I’m at work it makes it much easier for me to communicate with all of our distributers, suppliers and sales personnel. Having an open network so that this can happen makes a world of a difference, because when I can’t get something done someone on the network can. This has made my job easier and I am significantly more efficient because I don’t have to worry about little jobs, I can concentrate on my primary focus. Selden, b. (2010, August). Building relationships . Retrieved from http://searchwarp.com/swa339778.htm Fisher, D. (July, 2010). How to increase your personal power . Retrieved from http://www.hodu.com/power-networking.shtml...
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Ill. Chicago.

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