BEST OF: Bigger is better, and other misconceptions about networks with Marissa King

**BEST OF 2021** Before you click ‘add’ on another vaguely familiar face on LinkedIn - not so fast!  But the larger your social or professional network, the larger your influence, right? Organisational psychologist Marissa King says… not always. A professor of organisational behaviour at the Yale School of Management, Marissa has studied social networks, social influence and team dynamics for the past fifteen years. She’s developed a deep understanding of how they evolve and why it’s so important to make sure your existing contacts feel the love before you rack up new ones. She also shares her routine for reinvigorating her network and how to reconnect with people you might not have spoken to for years. Read Marissa’s latest book, Social Chemistry: Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection Connect with Marissa on Twitter, Linkedin or through her website.   Connect with me on the socials: Linkedin Twitter Instagram    If you’re looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a fortnightly newsletter that contains three cool things I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co Visit https://www.amantha.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes. Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au   CREDITS Produced by Inventium Host: Amantha Imber Production Support from Deadset Studios Episode producers: Jenna Koda and Liam Riordan Sound Engineer: Martin Imber Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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