Research, Consulting, and Crocheting

woman's hands crocheting

My aunt recently taught me how to crochet, and I love it! As a research analyst and coordinator, I’ve learned the many ways that crocheting relates to my profession and helps me continue to provide quality work. I thought this blog would be a great way to share them.

  1. Creativity: Crocheting is an innovative practice that involves choosing colors, designing patterns, and building unique pieces. Likewise, in business research and consulting, creativity is a key element for creating effective strategies, identifying issues, solving problems, and providing new solutions/recommendations to clients.
  2. Project Management: Complicated crochet pieces demand efficiency and project management skills. This includes planning, organizing supplies, and following or adapting stitches. Research projects require similar abilities, like establishing goals, resource allocation, and adapting to new/changing processes.
  3. Tailoring: There is a lot of flexibility when it comes to crocheting. You can create original pieces based on individual likings and specific wants. In the research and consulting world, taking the time to truly understand client needs and tailoring solutions to their unique challenges is a crucial practice for delivering value.
  4. Patience and Endurance: Crochet projects are often time-consuming and require a lot of patience. Conducting thorough research is normally a long-term commitment in the same way and requires a high level of endurance in navigating setbacks along the way.
  5. Attention to Detail: Intricate crochet stitches and patterns require strong attention to detail to ensure consistency and a clean end product. As a research analyst, attention to detail is vital for studying data, recognizing trends, and being able to support truthful and dependable insights to clients.
  6. Community Building: The crochet world is an inclusive and far-reaching community that fosters an environment for people to share design ideas and techniques. In every industry, developing a strong professional network to expand your knowledge/expertise is essential for growth and long-term success.

Crocheting, as a craft, source of income, or hobby, may not directly relate to research and consulting, but there are various indirect parallels between the two. I’d love to hear about some of your unique hobbies and the ways they relate to your professional endeavors, so please feel free to reach out! @jennae@idebamarketing.com

Jenna Eisenberg – Research and Consulting Coordinator