On Demand - Career Conversation 13: Organizational Savvy - Valuable Rules for Career Success
We were raised with the expectation that if we worked hard and got results, we'd be rewarded. Many women don't realize until late in their careers, often when they hit their first major setback, that there's more to forging a successful career than hard work and great results. Why were you the last to learn that a project has been canceled? Why is your request for help from Bob's team always ignored? Why have you not been selected for a high-profile assignment?
It's easy to stew with frustration over unfairness without realizing that there are unwritten rules of engagement in effect in the workplace. Uncovering these unwritten rules is the essence of becoming organizationally savvy. Mastery at applying organizational savvy is what you must strive for.
This conversation will open your eyes to a new perspective, a different view of your work environment. You'll learn how to build your organizational knowledge — and knowledge is power. You'll hear how masters of organizational savvy combined organizational knowledge with strategic people skills. By applying this approach to situations that you encounter at work, you will get results with less effort, be at the right place at the right time and impress the right people with your insights. This conversation will conclude with insights into how masters of organization savvy artfully negotiate future career opportunities and paths.