We are big fans of internal networking. As a rule we encourage our readers to build their internal network as well as their external network. An incredibly easy way of doing this is to break out of your usual routine and sit in a different place at lunch or during the day even if you can’t do agile working. If there is no space to sit for lunch why not invite someone you want to get to know better to grab lunch with you. It doesn’t have to be a full lunch, it could just be a stroll to stretch your legs and grab a sandwich at the local sandwich shop.
Try and do this on a regular basis to help you get to know people better and get the benefit of mixing up your routine.