Organizational Awareness is the ability to read a group’s emotional currents and power relationships. This includes knowing how to identify the real decision makes and who can influence them. It is also about recognizing how people actions and behaviors are affected by the values and cultures of the organizations.
Developing Organizational Awareness
- When you talk to others ask them for their thoughts on how to get things done most effectively at your company or department. In a subtle way find out what organizational constraints may prevent certain things from happening
- Identify key people inside of your company who influence policies and decisions. Create a chart showing how they and others interrelate and compare it to the formal chart of the organization