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.
Don’t be the last to hear what people are saying about you, your company or your services. If you want to move your business into higher levels of performance and sustainability, the fastest access is to get consistent feedback from competent people on how things are going and on what could be going better. Get hungry for it! Managing by walking around got famous for the common sense approach of the boss leaving the ivory tower and watching and listening to what’s going on out there.
Whether you are growing or reorganizing, building your first company or your tenth, when working with people you’ll get their and your best performance by modeling leadership and fostering trust, alignment and clear communication.
When companies struggle to do better, it always comes down to the interactions that people are having. Whether it’s the stuff that’s easy to measure because the metrics are crystal clear, like sales, gross profit and overhead, or the stuff that’s harder to measure, like satisfaction and teamwork, it always comes down to people doing something with other people. If you think your team or company could be doing better, it probably can. And it probably starts with you because you’re the one who’s here.
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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