Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Start Something With Passion

A great way to get noticed at work is to create something from the ground up, Not only will you attract the eyes of senior management but you will also open yourself to a new way of networking.

Take something that you have a passion for outside of work and try to bring it inside the walls of the office. Playing computer games and watching movies might not be the choices but there are plenty of other opportunities. If you are very environmentally conscious try creating a "Green Team" at work, a group of employees who get together every do often and discuss ways the office can reduce, reuse, and recycle (more if you already have programs going). The more small success this group has the greater the chance that you will soon be asked my management to implement more rigorous programs and initiatives.

"If you can dodge a wrench you can dodge a ball!"

Do you enjoy sports? Create a sports league comprised of fellow employees (and their family members). Either form a team and enter a league or if your company is large enough create a full league with employees. If you have a small turn out try reaching out to companies you do business with and get a business league going, one team from a bank, one from a service provider, one from an engineering firm, etc. This type of league has a ton of networking benefits.
These are just some ideas of what you could do, the possibilities are endless, and with the various programs that are offered in communities it's easier than ever to piggyback onto one of those programs. If you get lucky enough your company may pay for the entry fees into this programs viewing it as "team building" or the like.

Now get out there and have some fun!

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