A MIT Sloan Review article, Now Is the Time to Reconnect With Your Dormant Social Network, states
“The current crisis presents an opportunity to reconnect with people we have lost touch with or who are physically distant as we experience the same uncertainties.”
It explains that
“… stuck at home is also the perfect opportunity to reawaken our dormant ties. These are the underexploited links and relationships that we might have forgotten about with the distance of time and geography — for example, university friends, coworkers from a previous job, former neighbors, or even distant relatives. Existing research has shown the power of reconnecting dormant relationships, especially when individuals share similar experiences.”
How are you using lockdown time to extend and refresh your own professional network – in particular to reconnect with people you have lost touch with?
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