Onboarding serves two functions: Adding a new person to be part of the workflow and helping them become part of the team. The first aspect is easy, the second one is harder, but more important.
Think about an important decision you took recently. I bet you asked around for advice. The people around you impact your success. Knowing your network accelerates your personal and professional growth. In this exercise, you will do a series of short activities to achieve clarity on your network.
Three frameworks and how-to from understanding your web of relationships: Listen & Learn; Power & Responsibility; Give & Receive.
Boundary-spanners are people who have frequent interaction with members of other teams and bridge silos. Thanks to them, teams are more creative.
Avoid the Not Invented Here syndrome by developing a shared identity and stimulating employees to connect with people from other teams.
Identifying with your profession or team leads to being committed to it. This identity influences your behavior and values. Too much of it, and you will be blind to shortcomings.
People lurk for different reasons. This type of behavior is not necessarily bad. There are ways for you to find out who your lurkers are, and through this better understand this segment of your community.
What is lurking and how to deal with it Members who log in regularly and (presumably) read posts but do not interact with community members lurk. In the past, it has been associated with free riding. For that reason, lurking still has a negative association for some people. In a
Q: Under what condition is gossiping good? A: If you share accurate evaluations about others, and keep your negative comments about people with lower status at bay.
Instead of creating a list of skills, create a skill network. The picture you get will show you skill clusters, influencer-skill and bridging skills.