Networking: Take the Work Out by Putting the Fun In

networkingIf you know you need to network to get that new job or promotion, but you just can't bring yourself to do it because it seems like such a chore, maybe what could help you most is a shift in focus.

Scientific Blogging reported on a new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology which showed that while hard workers are motivated by hard work and do better in tasks where "achievement" is the stated goal, those who don't like to work as hard do better than their counterparts when tasks are presented as "fun." So if you can't get motivated to network, could it be that you're more a natural net-slacker than a natural net-worker?

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