Networks, collaborations and visibility
“If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together.”
- African Proverb
Very few research leaders look back on their career successes and can honestly say that they achieved them alone. Your networks and collaborations enable you to address complex research problems, learn valuable perspectives, access new audiences, opportunities and resources, gain valuable feedback, share successes and failures, build lifelong friendships, the list is endless.
These networks and collaborations don’t flourish on their own and it is important to take time to review, manage and develop your networks so that you are working for them, and they are working for you.
Here we dip into a few ideas to help you to stop and review and build valuable networks and collaborations: