EM-U #75: Building and maintaining relations

IdeaSquare (CERN)



Map with directions to IdeaSquare here: http://goo.gl/WNSa6P

Independently of what you’re doing in life, you rely on other people in order to succeed. Building and maintaining relations is key in order to achieve about anything - either you’re running a business or collaborating with colleagues (or even friends) on a project. Yet, this can be so hard and it is also the reason why many projects fail. Despite its importance, how to succeed when working with other people does not get much attention in the educational system. Often graduates are shocked when they start working, eager to apply what they have learned, but then find themselves spending more time on dealing with interpersonal issues in order to reach their goals.

Aurelie Pezous is a Knowledge Transfer Officer in the CERN Knowledge Transfer group. Her work consists of making sure that know-how and technologies from CERN are disseminated to other areas in society. She is thus a link between technical experts and outside companies or institutes, bridging two sides of often very different worlds. In her current job as well as with her past experience in CSEM as a business developer, Aurelie has learned that the most important part of her work is to gain trust and to manage the various relations in a good way. During the #75 EM-U Aurelie will share some of her learnings about how to succeed with managing these relations.

...and of course, afterwards we will go to Restaurant 1 of CERN to enjoy a round of refreshments and good conversations.

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