Can Networking Enhance Research Skills?
The world has become a global village and today, anybody can communicate with any part of the world within seconds. Networking is a great benefit we gain from this kind of communication. This implies that you can network and build a relationship with anybody irrespective of the part of the world you are. Doesn’t that sound great? Yes, it does!
Imagine yourself following and responding to the world richest man’s tweets real time, getting first-hand information from the USA president’s social media pages, you being in a group of more than a million people with same priorities and even like minds, imagine you having a video conference with people in different locations across the world and decisions bringing billions of dollars to your company are being made therein, imagine you having a challenge and simply typing the problem brings you immediate solutions and recommendations from various experts within few minutes, etc. Isn’t that awesome! People in the world was never this close to themselves nor benefit easily from one another since the time of the tower of Babel. What a great privilege we have to be part of this great generation.
Online networking has come to stay and will only be smarter day by day. Networking is a proven way where one can develop using either formal or informal connections between groups of colleagues. Can networking capability also enhance Research Skills? The answer is Yes! The research skills in view include project management, leadership, people/resource/time/budget management, recognising and solving research problems, critical thinking, research/data analysis, surveys, documenting, reviewing, presentation, etc. (PRIN is your expert in building any of these skills or support you with your research, contact us here).
The few points highlighted below confirms how networking can enhance your research skills and why you should belong to a research community:
- Collaboration with professionals which gives room to learn
- Mentorship from senior researchers/consultants
- Opportunity to Coach and Mentor younger researchers
- Research Transfer Opportunity
- Prompt Solutions to research problems
- Enhanced innovations, insight, concept and ideas
- Easy access to research grant and Scholarship Opportunities abroad
- Access to information that helps quicken publications in high rated journals
- Get information and learnings on latest technologies in your research field
- Rapid Career Growth
- Job Opportunity
- Life-enhancing relationships
- Opportunity to socialize with people in your field/ career path
- Access to financial benefits and opportunities through research
- Access to knowledge base that enhances your research and project management skills
You don’t have to let these benefits slip away just like that. PRIN research community is a great place to be.
Do you know that getting to know and building face to face relationships with fellow academics, especially the senior ones, can be very daunting? This is because researchers and even lecturers are known to spend a lot of time in isolation working independently. The thought of going public and ‘selling yourself’ is not a usual practice in research and does not seem enticing to many academics. However, it is easier to develop your own career-enhancing networks with these intellects than can be thought of, knowing that most of them now have reasons to be online even 24/7. PRIN has provided a platform for you (yes, you!) to connect with other great minds of researchers. Simply subscribe by clicking here to join the community of the innovative researchers, you will learn, get prompt solutions, get a lot of financial opportunities, acquire and have your research skills enhanced and much more.
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