SA at Work Affecting Career/Future
I got a new job about 7 months ago, which was a step forward both in terms of responsibility and social demands at work. Cross-functional work is vital to my job, and as such, requires constant social interaction.
I do not feel as if I have been successful in getting out of my comfort zone, still content to sit at my desk and keep my head down rather than networking and building relationships. I fear I have been at my current job long enough to earn an unfortunate reputation as the quiet guy who doesn't socialize.
Has anyone been in a similar situation, where they were able to address these perceptions (real or not) and be more social at work?
I'm starting to become very concerned that my SA and introvertedness has already painted me as someone who isn't worth promoting, developing or investing in as an employee.
Thanks in advance.