At the MIT I was challenged to think about the value of networks: This is my answer: Networks inside and outside the organization are gold. They are the vessels for a flow of information, support, fresh ideas and resources. From my mother I learned early on to see everyone independent of their status. And this worked pretty well in my life. I have a genuine interest in people and for example got support in huge projects from different departments and units like IT or facility management because they are also part of my network. I have a multifaceted network filled with people from many different backgrounds, expertise, different branches and company sizes and very different personalities. A colleague of mine likes to say: Do not try to be interesting, be interested. And that sums it up pretty well. In order to have a vivid network, you need to be conscious of the people around you and listen.