Networking with like-minded colleagues is a key part of getting the job done successfully. With increased access to tools and online collaboration becoming common practice, there are plenty of opportunities to save time, money and effort by connecting with people who could help you and your team progress.
With limited or no training budget, joining online groups to learn, share and benefit from tapping into a trusted audience with similar goals, you can get involved in insightful conversations and increase your knowledge base easily and quickly. This means you can stay on top of tried and tested ways of working and have immediate access to information and knowledge in today’s fast-paced working environments.
With over 2,000 online groups and more than 155,000 public service colleagues, finding an online group in your work area to help you get support, learn from others and keep up to date with current thinking couldn’t be easier. There are conversations on hundreds of topics from planning, flooding and local data, to housing, project delivery and transport, and much more.
Use these 3 ways to find the right Knowledge Hub groups for you:
1. Search for groups
You might have been invited to join a group already, but there may well be other groups up and running that are relevant to you and your job role. This could be specific to your profession, organisation, region or sector. Search for groups here - just enter some keywords in the search box to find the right groups for you.
2. See your connections and colleagues’ group memberships
Another useful way to find out about the other groups that may be of interest to you is to simply follow the activity of your Knowledge Hub connections and colleagues. Use the ‘people search’ to find colleagues and ‘connect’ with other members to get an insight into the conversations and groups they are involved in. Find out more about building your professional network.
3. Create your own new group
Still not sure there’s a group for you? With more than 50 new groups created each month, setting up a new group that works for you and your colleagues might be the right way to go. If you can’t find the relevant group, you can request a new group and become a group facilitator to bring like-minded colleagues together. You can work with key members to define the purpose of the group and shape the direction of your work area. Request a new group here.
Whether you want to ask a question, find out how others have dealt with a similar situation, or share some helpful experiences, join the right groups for you and increase your knowledge sharing and learning opportunities.
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