What you know matters, but who you know is critical to moving up in the world. Look around, and you’ll quickly see that the changemakers and trailblazers are the ones who make an effort to build networks and surround themselves with people who can enrich their conversations, challenge their thinking, and highlight critical opportunities.
If you’ve put networking on the back burner due to covid-19, it’s time to get back in the saddle. Here’s why.
Networking Means a Mutual Exchange of Ideas
You can only go so far in isolation, no matter how good you are. Connecting with people in your industry, in an adjacent sector, or in an entirely different professional sphere fosters idea exchange, opens you up to new ways of working, and introduces you to potential solutions (or challenges) you might not have otherwise identified. A coworking space such as District Offices, where experts from all walks of life come together to work, is ideal for putting you in the orbit of other professionals you can organically bounce ideas with throughout the day.
Networking Puts You Out There
Networking is a pivotal way to raise your – and your organization’s – profile. In today’s world, the platform is everything, and connecting, building visibility, and sharing your expertise helps you get considered for new opportunities and contracts. Show up to events, speak at conferences, present new ideas and findings, and make an effort to follow up with people you meet. You’ll be top of mind the next time someone is looking for an expert to speak to or to fill a role. At District Offices, we offer a full roster of events to help connect thought leaders doing extraordinary things – so take advantage of it!
Networking Challenges and Extends You
If you’re feeling stagnant or stuck, working alongside others is unbeatable for inspiring new ways of thinking or motivating you to take that next step forward. Whether it’s input from an expert, a potential collaboration with a like-minded person, or a heads-up about new research or a new funding opportunity, external input is a great way to help get you out of a rut. At District Offices, we offer collaborative, flexible workspaces – including on-demand meeting rooms – that make it easy to bring together teams and groups who can challenge each other to thrive.
Networking is Enriching and Fulfilling
Work matters, but it’s not everything. Even the most career-driven person needs something else in their life. Working in a local office space such as District Offices makes it easy to tap into your other interests and hobbies – and to build a community of others who share those interests! From our variety of on-site amenities to our strategic locations in the heart of D.C., we make it easy to find bike-to-work buddies, indulge your passion for food and coffee, or browse local museums and galleries for a spot of culture.
Make Networking Part of Your Day
Bring networking into your day-to-day with District Offices. With multiple locations, flexible working, and a complete roster of events and programming, we make it easy to collaborate, foster new connections, and position yourself with full visibility in your field. If work-from-home life is taking its toll on your ability to network, we’re here for you – whether you’re after a casual hot desk membership, a meeting room booking, or a full-service office arrangement!