I don’t think these apply just to women. The advice about going to lunch has probably helped 60% of my relationship building with people in various departments in new jobs. Lunch in an informal setting is where you truly get to connect with your co-workers and understand and learn who they are. This strengthens your ability to work as a team.
ALWAYS do this with the IT Administrators as soon as possible; you want them on your side at all times, period.
I disagree with the work less part at the bottom, though; their obviously not talking about anyone involved in technology. I personally cannot learn fast enough to even remotely keep up with the industry.
Anyway, good advice for males here too, and helps to get an understanding of a woman’s perspective about her role in the workplace.
Via her majesty.