How Strong Is Your Inside Network?

Take this quiz to rate the strength of your current inside network.

  1. Do you know people at all levels of the organization? Do they know your name and what you do?
  2. Do you know all the people whose work intersects yours in any way?
  3. Do you know people who have jobs you might like to have someday?
  4. Are you involved in any cross-functional efforts or interdepartmental activities (temporary assignments, committees, task forces, special projects, volunteer activities)?
  5. Are you plugged into the grapevine? Do you hear quickly what’s up?
  6. Do you take every opportunity to meet face-to-face to define and discuss complex problems, shifting priorities, or areas of responsibility?
  7. Do you know and talk with others about trends that will affect your job in the future and the tools to get the job done today?
  8. Do you have effective internal channels through which to send information?
  9. When you see a problem that involves people from various areas, do you take the initiative to bring people together to solve it?
  10. Do you drop by to see people – even when you don’t need anything?

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