Does anyone have any tips on how to best arrange networking lunches when there's a requirement that they be groups rather than individuals?
I have a personal boundary regarding not going out to lunch alone with a co-worker or vendor of the opposite gender. This is not an uncommon policy for many faith-based organizations as well.
Working in a service industry, the majority of my colleagues are female. After listening to the cast on calendar management [url]http://www.manager-tools.com/2007/12/the-basics-of-calendar-management-p..., which suggests regular networking lunches, I realized that I could do a better job of doing this, but won't ask women out to lunch alone.
Obviously, I could organize threesomes and so forth, but just wondered if anyone else has developed convenient approaches to making networking lunches work within good boundaries of propriety?