Savvy in an organization means that you are not limiting your own potential growth and advancement by not understanding your work environment. It means you know your way around both the formal and informal networks in your company, division or team, and you know which one is the right one to go to in which circumstance.
It’s often the informal networks that we depend on when we have to get things done in a matrixed environment. The formal network is what you see on your org chart. What you usually won’t see in that org chart are the interdependence of people across departments & across silos. Being able to influence and engage this informal, powerful network is a vital organizational competence and we encourage you to take the time and make the effort to become fluent in your company’s language of collaboration, & cooperation and competition.
If you’re good at what you do, chances are you’ll get promoted. And, with every promotion you’ll find yourself in a new environment where you have to quickly learn new competencies. What got you here won’t get you there! At each new level, we have to throw away the old ladder and begin to build a new one that goes up.
Act as if! If you want the new job, start acting as if you were doing it long before you’re given the new title or the actual promotion. This doesn’t mean elbow your boss or team leader out of the way. Instead, be their biggest champion. Imagine yourself in the new role long before the promotion is at hand. If you are on a team and want to be the team leader, what would you do if you were the leader? This subtle shift in our point of view will have us speak up differently in meetings, have us alter the conversations we have with our teammates, and begin focus on bigger issues and challenges.
When you’ve had enough of the same old same old, where do you go, who do you talk to, who can guide you to refocus and reboot your business or your career? We say come here and discover what else is possible.
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