The 6 Benefits of Networking for Organizations

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Anneke Zwart
Student (University), Netherlands

The 6 Benefits of Networking for Organizations

Networking can yield a number of benefits for individuals, but also for organizations. The Hunter Institute mentions 6 advantages that networking can have for organizations:
  1. INFORMATION SOURCE: networking increases the necessary information sources about the industry in which the organization is working, the marketplace and also the broader community/society.
  2. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES: networking increases the opportunities in terms of doing business with a larger range of consumers.
  3. INNOVATION/CREATIVITY OPPORTUNITIES: large networks have the advantage that it can provide possibilities to tap into ideas about creative and innovative ways of operating or developing.
  4. ACCESS TO EXPERTISE: a large network increases the access to industry expertise.
  5. ASSISTANCE ON DIFFICULTIES: with the right people/organizations within your network, support can be provided when your team or organization is struggling with.
  6. PARTNERSHIPS AND ARRANGEMENTS: networking presents possibilities for partnerships and arrangements that are beneficial for the organization.
⇒ Can you think of any other benefits of networking for organizations?
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Ahmed Almosa
Saudi Arabia

Another Benefit from Networking for Organizations

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Andy Radka
Director, United Kingdom

Networking and Collaboration

Good list Anneke. Only point that I would add is that in my experience Networking is the vehicle fo... Sign up

Andrew Blaine
Business Consultant, South Africa

Trust and Implementation

Some other major benefits for organizations to be derived from Networking include: 8. TRUST. We cho... Sign up

Alfred Schut
Business Consultant, Netherlands

Networking is More Than Communicating

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C.L. Kappagomtula
Professor, Malaysia

Networking is Nothing But Building 'Guanxi' Circles

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Augusto Carreira
Partner, Portugal

The Network Nature of Organizations

This is one main topic of my research (to be published soon). An organization only EXISTS in the con... Sign up

Bernhard Keim
Business Consultant, Germany

Think About Whom to Network

Besides all the benefits one should not forget that networking also takes time. So be a little selec... Sign up

jorge anibal hoyos hoyos
Manager, Colombia

People Do Exist as Well

Nobody mentions how far modern networking has immolated (editor: ~sacrificed) the personal contact, ... Sign up

Professor, Ghana

Networking is a Factor of Production

I believe networking is now a major force and must be added to the traditional factors of production... Sign up

Student (University), United States

Sincere Networking

Excellent post. @jorge anibal hoyos hoyos: I think networking should be genuine. Showing interest in... Sign up

David Wrigley
United Kingdom

The Value of Personal Networking for Organisations

Networking within an organization and their area of business are the "formal" and almost expected co... Sign up

HR Consultant, Saudi Arabia

Benefits of Networks for Organizations

I never found any organization around the world without a strong network and a qualified staff worki... Sign up


Advantages that Networking Can Have for Organizations

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