Posted February 11, 2013
The internet — and social media in particular —creates a wonderful environment for sharing information among professionals. However, engaging others within the banking industry can be difficult. Bankers tend to shy away from opening up on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter since the industry is so heavily regulated. Most don’t want to be viewed as divulging too much information on the internet, so web communications have been kept to the mundane. But now there’s a platform that allows bankers to share ideas and assist each other in a very open manner. The answer is cBanc Network. It’s free, confidential, and made specifically for banking professionals.
What Can I Do with cBanc?
The cBanc Network is designed exclusively for those in the banking industry. Users can communicate about ideas, ask questions, give each other tips, and share documents with one another. Need help creating policies, procedures, assessments, training materials, or agreements? Chances are someone has posted a board-approved and regulator-tested version. Users can also help each other out with honest vendor reviews and give one another a heads-up concerning what auditors are focusing on. There’s even a place to sell unwanted office supplies. Best of all, everything posted on the site can be done anonymously, lessening the fear of any backlash or unwarranted critiques.
How Does It Work?
As we mentioned earlier, cBanc is free. However, to encourage participation, the site works on a point system. Sharing earns points, while obtaining help and/or information costs points. This means that, as long as you are contributing useful information, you are paid in-kind when you obtain needed information later. Think of it as bankers’ karma. One of the best things about cBanc is that information is updated in real time, so if you get in a tough situation you can ask your peers for some immediate assistance and get an answer now. This on-the-spot ability, along with scores of compiled resources, may keep you from having to “learn the hard way” ever again.
If you haven’t already, give cBanc Network a try. After all, it’s about working smarter, not harder, right?
For more information, go to http://cbancnetwork.com.
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