Hi Matt this is a hard questions. The value of networking is clear..it is an excellent source of content, introduces experts, and generally help people find avenues to learn or cross hurtles. The hard part is how EC could do better. Here is one suggestion. I have always found the publications you have to be valuable and I source contacts from them to expand my network. I also know that there is financial elements associated with the content so it limits who we see. Is there any way to open the scope to industry members with something important to share but dont have the corporate alignment needed to contribute? Obviously it cant be an advertisement but something valuable. That any leader could be seen and potentially become a member of any persons network. Just an idea.
- Feb 7, 2022 1:22 pm GMT
February 6th to 12th is recognized as International Networking Week-- as the premiere online platform for utility professionals to connect, share, and collaborate, Energy Central counts our ability to help community members to network as among our most critical functions.
While we're delighted to see the conversations, debates, connections, and more taking place in our community each and every day, we recognize that there are always ways we can improve and do more. So in recognition of that, I come to you with this question:
How can Energy Central even better facilitate your utility industry networking needs?
With that as the key question, we're also eager to hear related discussion like: What do you look for out of networking opportunities, how does an online community like Energy Central fit into those goals, and what advice do you have for people who want to network more widely in the industry?
So help us help you better and share your feedback and suggestions below! And happy networking to you all this week and beyond.