Our networking group has the desire to create the right environment in which businesspeople and entrepreneurs meet to form business relationships and to recognise, create, or act upon business opportunities, share information, support the Groups members projects, and seek potential partners for ventures.
Our Networking Group will help you develop and improve your skill set, stay on top of the latest trends in industry, keep a pulse on economic and political developments , meet prospective mentors, partners, and clients, and gain access to the necessary resources that will foster your career and business development.
Respect, the Groups founding principles
This networks practices and policies are created to guide you, if you require prescriptive rules then this is not the Networking Group for you. Following this networks policy enables you to make informed decisions and support each other based on the networks values and objectives.
We focus on working collaboratively on mutually beneficial projects. There are many advantages to be gained from being part of a successful network. Support or collaborating on projects, has the obvious benefits which are two-fold. The first is because an extensive project management support network can help you to find solutions or get new ideas to improve your chances of sales or service success. The second is that it is always easier when you have well-placed contacts who can inform, participate, and advise you. Whilst sales referrals and recommendations are always welcome, our network wants to support more long-term value creation initiatives and projects for you, your clients, and your businesses.
Be ready to work – Many of us know people who are willing to delegate but hesitant to get their hands dirty. Network members with integrity, on the other hand, are willing to go above and beyond with their own contribution and work and help others out if the situation calls for it.
Lead by example – Your networking style and attitude towards others will help set a solid foundation for what you value most in others, especially people who you work on projects with and refer you. Working to a high standard and maintaining professional conduct encourages others to follow suit.
Respect others’ opinions, even if you do not agree with them – No matter how great your networking environment may be, chances are there will be times when you simply do not agree with someone else’s opinion. In these cases, it is still important to be respectful, listen, and take on board what the other person is saying.
Know your networking partners: Not every person is the same. If you know of the person, get to know what is important to him/her. Do not assume what is important to you is what is important to him. And, if you do not know your networking partner (which is quite common), find out something about them in advance. If you do not know the specific people, make sure you know the types of people likely to attend. Find out what is likely to be important to that group of people so that you can start the conversation off with something in common ground.
Contributing and creating mutually beneficial, give and take, win/win relationships. The focus is on the “give” part.”
· Stay in touch on the issues and concerns of others.
· Balance results with concern for others.
· Generate cooperation between others.
· Resolve conflict with others.
· Give honest feedback in a helpful way.
· With the above ideas that will help our Networking group to succeed
Future competitive advantage will depend on “innovation networks” — individuals and organisations outside a company that can help it solve problems and find new ideas for creating growth. This is a key principle of our Networking Group.
Some of the key practical benefits of innovation are:
· improved productivity.
· reduced costs.
· increased competitiveness.
· improved brand recognition and value.
· new partnerships and relationships.
· increased turnover and improved profitability.
Apart from the occasional social event we will always seek to meet and work during normal business hours. With international projects and members with demanding clients, this may not always possible, but we start from this point.
· Twenty-eight percent of workers start their day before 8:30 AM.
· Forty percent of people use their computers after 10 PM.
· Twenty-six percent of work is done outside of normal working hours.
· We check email and IM, on average, every six minutes.
You build deeper and high-quality connections: When it comes to networking, quality always trumps quantity. When you lead from a place of generosity, allowing others to speak up and listening to them with an open mind, you are likely to gain people’s trust and allegiance.
· Our network is for the long term
· Giving is good thing, not a sign of weakness
· The benefits will come back to you.
We at CBE Group set the highest standards for our teamwork and networking partners to constantly grow with our challenges and are committed to excellence at all times.
We support the personal development of our colleagues, for whom we advocate continuous learning and professional growth
Reliability and long-term partnerships and customers and partners alike are essential in all our business activities.
We apricate and value mutually reliable long term professional relationships with our colleagues.