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Feedback is the key to a successful workplace culture. At ReviewCloud we understand the value of feedback for employees, managers and leaders alike. We continue to seek new ways to make employee performance engaging. Software-supported feedback and conversations greatly aid quality networking among colleagues. This blog post was originally published on Quora where David Weisser is a most viewed author in the subjects of employee engagement, performance management, performance reviews and human resources.

Feedback: Networking the right way is the best career move you can make.

For some, networking is about “collecting contacts”. Most experts agree that while it may be useful to have a large number of contacts, it is all the more productive and valuable to have meaningful relationships with the contacts you make. Engage in feedback often and you’ll soon see how valuable it can be for you personally as well as for your company.

I was asked a question not long ago regarding career advice that people often ask too late in life.

Admittedly, I might not be the best person to ask.  However, even I know this one.

This answer is simple. Network. Network. Network.
Realize that LinkedIn and social networking is a gold mine for career opportunities.
Don’t let friends, contacts and acquaintances from previous positions atrophy on the vine. Treat them as the valuable resource that they are. Be generous. Be kind. Check in regularly. Put it on your calendar as often as every morning before breakfast.
Become a valuable contact for them.
You will find that when it’s time to look for a new job, or strike out on your own, that network will not only be a safety net for you – it will be an absolute treasure trove.
Believe me. It’s time well-invested. And a phenomenal means of self improvement.

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