When face to face connections are not possible, other communication
channels must be utilized for tasks such as introductions, meetings or discussions. When location (or time) hinders face to face connections, the silo buster must connect
people through remote, online or virtual platforms such as group calls
; social media
; social networking
; and virtual worlds
. An effective communication channel
empowers the silo buster to connect people in order to conduct introductions, meetings and discussions regardless of any location or time restraints. Various networking tools in the Chief Silo Buster’s Social Media Toolbox
may be used to connect people with mutual interests. A Facebook Business Page
is an excellent networking tool for reaching a targeted audience; connecting people; starting a “conversation”; and sharing information.
Indeed connecting people employs the power of network weaving. In the role as a network weaver, the silo buster connects individuals (or groups); helps them to stay connected within the new or established social (or professional) networks; and encourages collaboration within the networks. Thus, fostering a productive community.