I believe the 21st century economy requires that professionals take responsibility for their own development as well opportunities to provide service. To reach higher levels of achievement it is essential for professionals to maintain their personal networks, and engage with others inside and outside of their current workplace. In a fast changing and competitive landscape, professionals must continually learn new things and meet new people.
These practices will help to foster innovation and lifelong learning. On the social media frontier, professional communities are growing and thriving. Connecting with other professionals in these communities are great ways for people to expand their knowledge and support base beyond the boundaries of their current employer. Innovation and growth tend to happen at the outer edges of a person’s network rather than the inner circle.