New transfer employee builds knowledge network quickly
Narrator: Hi. Looking to learn more, or something new? Reaching out to someone in your agency is a great way to find out details and to build relationships and your knowledge network.
Matt on phone with Louisa: Hi, Louisa. I’m Matt in HR. I just transferred to NASA from the Federal Highway Administration. I understand you work in the real property asset management area. I don’t really understand what that is or why it matters. It sounds interesting. I’m sure you’re in the middle of something now, but would you be willing to tell me about it sometime?
Louisa: Matt, I would be glad to. Want to come by to 2W336 Friday afternoon? How about 3 pm?
Matt: We’ve got a meeting that could run long. Would 3:30 work?
Louisa: That sounds good. On the bulletin board over there, you will find a list of NASA facilities. Why don’t you do a little research before we meet?
Matt: Great idea. See you on Friday.
Narrator: On Friday, Matt arrives at the federal real property offices for his meeting with Louisa. Let’s watch.
Louisa: Hi, I’m Louisa Peterson. Are you Matt? Welcome to Real Property.
Matt: Nice to meet you, Louisa. Matt Sullivan.
Louisa: Let’s head to my office for our chat.
Matt: Can you give me some background about what you do here?
Louisa: Well, we care for and keep track of real estate properties.
Matt: Let me make sure I have this right. So, the agency owns or leases hundreds of warehouses, service facilities and labs around the country, not to mention the equipment and materials in them. Wow, that’s cool. What part of this does your team’s work involve? Do you talk to the service center people much?
Louisa: Great questions, Matt. We take care of … (voice trails off as scene ends)
Narrator: Matt and Louisa are both still learning. Are you ready to expand your boundaries?