Networking is an important part at today's work world. Unfortunately I'm pretty bad at it. But the most meaningful connections are made between people you have studied or worked with. Changing jobs is one of the best ways to gain a bunch of new people to your network.
Of course I don't want to do that either. I've been at my current job for eight years now which is relatively long in this industry. But I have no intention to leave. So no new networking opportunities either.
During those eight years there has also been relatively few other people leaving as well. But it has still been my main source of expansion in my network. Sure, recent cooperation negotiations and layoffs gave a noticeable boost to it. At least something good from that.
It's nice to see those ex colleagues secure good positions in potential future customers, or workplaces. It opens up brand new possibilities. And after all, Finland is quite a small market. So one way or another it's quite certain that we will come across each other some day.