17 Apr YOUR OLIVE BRANCH AWAITS YOU!
YOUR OLIVE BRANCH AWAITS YOU!
The world has literally crashed before our very eyes in split seconds…Deemed the invisible enemy, Covid-19 displayed its mastery by plunging into every corner possible. But the light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel offers some amazing opportunities including the need for increasing networks and becoming more involved in support groups. A number of young entrepreneurs often complain of their inability to get help when in fact they’re refusing to extend themselves and do the work that needs to be done to get them to their desired point.
Networking at this time can also be useful informally; a search on “Meet-Up”, a platform that allows people to connect with others of shared interest found more than one thousand “Work-At-Home” groups. Research has further proven networking to be a fabulous quench to one’s thirst in building more capacity for themselves and their businesses. Dr Rosina Racioppi, CEO of professional development program provider, Women Unlimited, believes that social distancing amidst the coronavirus can be the catalyst for increased online networking.
Echoing similar sentiments was Dr Jo Webber, CEO of social networking app – “Pod” – “utilizing spare time whilst in self-isolation to network online is a way of laying a foundation for future growth for when this pandemic ends.” Dr Webber also argued that expanding professional networks is excellent for creating greater visibility particularly for small and medium-sized businesses.
Jump Out Your Comfort Zone
Connecting with people virtually may at times be intimidating as there’s no guarantee of blended chemistry. Dr Racioppi stressed the importance of stepping out of your comfort zone at every given opportunity; she further recommended that individuals attempt to network with potential mentors with opposing backgrounds to their own, as she believes that would assist in better understanding how individuals think and operate across different functions especially in the current environment which is extremely challenging.
April 16th, 2020