Personal network

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A personal network is a set of human contacts known to an individual, with whom that individual would expect to interact at intervals to support a given set of activities.wikipedia
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Role model

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In the second half of the twentieth century, U.S. advocates for workplace equity popularized the term and concept of networking as part of a larger social capital lexicon—which also includes terms such as glass ceiling, role model, mentoring, and gatekeeper—serving to identify and address the problems barring non-dominant groups from professional success.
In the second half of the twentieth century, U.S. advocates for workplace equity popularized the term and concept of role models as part of a larger social capital lexicon—which also includes terms such as glass ceiling, networking, mentoring, and gatekeeper—serving to identify and address the problems barring non-dominant groups from professional success.

Mentorship

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In the second half of the twentieth century, U.S. advocates for workplace equity popularized the term and concept of networking as part of a larger social capital lexicon—which also includes terms such as glass ceiling, role model, mentoring, and gatekeeper—serving to identify and address the problems barring non-dominant groups from professional success.
In the United States, advocates for workplace equity in the second half of the twentieth century popularized the term "mentor" and concept of career mentorship as part of a larger social capital lexicon which also includes terms such as glass ceiling, bamboo ceiling, networking, role model, and gatekeeper—serving to identify and address the problems barring non-dominant groups from professional success.

Personal information management

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Personal network management (PNM) is a crucial aspect of personal information management and can be understood as the practice of managing the links and connections for social and professional benefits.
Personal network management (PNM) is a crucial aspect of PIM and can be understood as the practice of managing the links and connections for social and professional benefits.

Interact

A personal network is a set of human contacts known to an individual, with whom that individual would expect to interact at intervals to support a given set of activities.

Peer group

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Personal networks are intended to be mutually beneficial, extending the concept of teamwork beyond the immediate peer group.

Workplace

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The term is usually encountered in the workplace, though it could apply equally to other pursuits outside work.

Organization

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Personal networking is often encouraged by large organizations, in the hope of improving productivity, and so a number of tools exist to support the maintenance of networks.

Productivity

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Personal networking is often encouraged by large organizations, in the hope of improving productivity, and so a number of tools exist to support the maintenance of networks.

Web 2.0

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Many of these tools are IT-based, and use Web 2.0 technologies.

Social capital

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In the second half of the twentieth century, U.S. advocates for workplace equity popularized the term and concept of networking as part of a larger social capital lexicon—which also includes terms such as glass ceiling, role model, mentoring, and gatekeeper—serving to identify and address the problems barring non-dominant groups from professional success.

Glass ceiling

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In the second half of the twentieth century, U.S. advocates for workplace equity popularized the term and concept of networking as part of a larger social capital lexicon—which also includes terms such as glass ceiling, role model, mentoring, and gatekeeper—serving to identify and address the problems barring non-dominant groups from professional success.

Gatekeeper

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In the second half of the twentieth century, U.S. advocates for workplace equity popularized the term and concept of networking as part of a larger social capital lexicon—which also includes terms such as glass ceiling, role model, mentoring, and gatekeeper—serving to identify and address the problems barring non-dominant groups from professional success.

Nepotism

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Family networks and nepotism have proven particularly strong throughout history.

Benjamin Franklin

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Numerous business heroes of the past—such as Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, and John D. Rockefeller—exploited networks to great effect.

Andrew Carnegie

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Numerous business heroes of the past—such as Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, and John D. Rockefeller—exploited networks to great effect.

Henry Ford

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Numerous business heroes of the past—such as Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, and John D. Rockefeller—exploited networks to great effect.

John D. Rockefeller

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Numerous business heroes of the past—such as Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, and John D. Rockefeller—exploited networks to great effect.

Xerox

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A prominent early example of this process was the formation of corporate caucuses by black men at Xerox starting in 1969.

Feminism

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The push for networking drew on ideas and relationships from the era's feminist movement, and dictionaries of the time explicitly linked business networking to women's efforts to succeed in the workplace.

LinkedIn

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In 2012, LinkedIn along with TNS conducted a survey of 6,000 social network users to understand the difference between personal social networks and personal professional networks.

Plaxo

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Some of the apps that are available on mobile and desktop devices are Plaxo, Evernote Hello, Smartr, Tacts and Soocial.

Intermingling

Personal networks and business networks are the social circles individuals find themselves within that are made up of strong and weak ties.

Anarchy Online

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The game's multiplayer nature and "free-form" gameplay encourage creating personal networks, and cooperating and fighting with other players.

Job hunting

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Finding a job through a friend or an extended business network, personal network, or social media

Business networking

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In the second half of the twentieth century, the concept of networking was promoted to help businesspeople to build their social capital.