First time poster so I hope I get this right...
I've been writing my 2016 objectives at work and one of the things I'm very keen to work on this year is my professional network. I work in Operational Risk so my job involves meeting a wide variety of people from around the business, so I don't suffer from a lack of exposure, more that I'm not sure how to capitalize on this.
Now I'm aware that colleagues aren't vending machine that you put time coins into and useful contacts fall out of, that isn't my problem. I'm not sure of the best way to nurture and develop these contacts in a business environment - does that make sense?
A bit more about my role:
It's office based and I'm part of a team (I work well with these people because I sit with them every day, my question is more about the wider business, people I don't see regularly).
I'm based in Manchester and travel to the London office once or twice a month
I've been with the company close to three years but have only been in my current role for 6 months. Prior to that I worked as a business analyst and didn't really come into contact with many people.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!