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8

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  • For Beginners
  • Applicable
  • Well Structured

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Could your social network be broader? Organizational psychologist Tanya Menon explains how to counter the human tendency to befriend like people. Her three highly applicable strategies will expand your social connections and, thus, your opportunities and resilience to setbacks. getAbstract recommends this talk warmly and universally.

About the Speaker

Organizational psychologist and business professor Tanya Menon co-wrote Stop Spending, Start Managing.

 

Summary

Consider a college classroom where students return each day to the same seats, next to the same people. Despite their goal of building strong social networks, they’ll graduate knowing only their tight clique. Their behavior isn’t an anomaly. Humans inhabit narrow social groups. Reflect on your friends: Are they of the same nationality, race and gender as you? Do they look and dress like you do? Gravitating toward similar people feels comfortable. Yet this behavior becomes a problem when you’re struggling or seeking new ideas or resources. Sociologist Mark Granovetter revealed that most people find jobs through secondary relationships rather than through&#...


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