It might not come as a surprise that during the course of the pandemic our personal and professional networks shrank. As many of us turned to our closest friends, family members and colleagues for support, communication with some of our more distant acquaintances fell to the wayside.
In a study undertaken by Harvard Business School it was found that communication with close contacts rose by 40 per cent at the expense of a 10 per cent drop in exchanges with strangers or individuals we don’t know particularly well within our professional circle.
Being intentional about maintaining our outer professional networks is more critical than ever for our long-term success. Research has also indicated that our pre-pandemic chance encounters contribute to our happiness and sense of belonging. READ MORE AT CEO MAGAZINE