Submitted by Sal Silvester on August 19, 2009
Being well networked is not just something to do when looking for a job. Being well networked is critical for your long-term success within an organization too.
Unfortunately, many people get "comfortable" within their own department and role and don't take the initiative to expand their reach. In times of rapid change, this can be a huge mistake. Often times I see companies laying off people in one department and hiring people in other departments.