I need help building relationships with my peers.
My boss gave me the following feedback on my yearly review: "I would recommend Victor seek out more social opportunities to better 'connect' with more individuals on the larger team.“ To be specific, he is talking about things like hallway encounters and hanging out in the breakroom. I already make an active effort to connect with my current team through weekly lunches, so this is mainly addressing the rest of the extended team here, with whom I don’t interact as often.
I just picked up a project lead/manager role, with direct reports dangled in front of me later in the year. So, understandably, my boss is interested that I perform effectively in my future. Also, my boss is a high I, while I'm a high D/C. So, he is all about hanging out in the hallway and chatting.
I rarely have meetings with the extended team members. What am I missing? A "make an impression in the hallway" cast? :)
Thank you, Victor