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The Power of Networking

Written by  SHAWNEE McDONOUGH

After 18 years in the business continuity and disaster recovery profession, I have learned some valuable lessons in the power of networking. I admit that when I started my professional career, it was difficult for me to walk up to a person I had never met and introduce myself. I was that shy child who hid behind her mother’s legs around new people. I have learned over the years to come out of my shell and embrace networking. The first lesson is that networking is essential in establishing, building, and maintaining a business continuity management program within an organization. My current employer, Monsanto, is big on socializing, a term or practice I had not encountered at previous employers. The practice of socializing allows the opportunity to introduce a program and the team that will be deploying the program. An important piece of advice I received from one of the program’s co-sponsors