Building Community

Exploring the importance of community and connections.

In a world so interconnected, many of us still struggle to find community. Forging meaningful connections can be challenging but is an obstacle worth overcoming. At our upcoming CXR Lecture, we’ll be joined by Rose Auyeung-Chen – a specialist in crisis intervention, emotion regulation, stress management, and conflict resolution – to help us learn to better adapt and connect with the world around us. 

Benefits of Community

Research shows that building community positively impacts our mental health by increasing our resiliency to stress and reducing anxiety. When we work to establish meaningful connections, we’re better equipped to solve problems and have the opportunity to celebrate our wins. 

It’s well-known that community is essential for professional development and networking. A meaningfully-developed community (such as the CXR Community) can help individuals find mentors, gain access to new opportunities, and build relationships with other professionals who can provide advice, support, and camaraderie.

Growing evidence also suggests that establishing a network of peers is vital for women. A recent article from Forbes explores this topic and highlights that quality over quantity rings true for building your network. By developing a smaller inner network of peers, women may have more success in advancing their careers.

That’s a solid list of reasons why we should all look to better connect within our Community and others. To explore this idea further and gain tools for connecting with your peers, register here for our CXR Lecture on December 15th. 

Barb Ruess

Barb Ruess

Barb's career in marketing and branding started with one of the very first job boards and has been focused on career search/talent acquisition in one way or another ever since. She has worked with CXR practically since its beginning and wears many hats from meeting planner to communications to marketing strategy and more.

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