Topic 2: Organisational Awareness and Industry Knowledge

How much do you know about the company you work for? When you start a new role, it’s important to dedicate time to build your awareness about your team, how your team contributes to achieving organisational goals, and where your organisation sits in its broader economic and social context. This awareness is pivotal to career success. A person with organisational awareness:

  • Is curious and finds out what is happening across all parts of the organisation
  • Makes time to understand the organisational culture and dynamics
  • Keeps up to date with all business activity – not just what’s happening in their team
  • Understands where the key decision points are and where the key points of influence are
  • Demonstrates empathy and understanding of the pressures other people are under and their concerns
  • Understands the sectoral and social context and issues that impact the organisation’s operations
  • Looks at the business's broader place in society

In this topic, we’ll give you some useful links and tips to help you increase your organisational awareness and keep up to date with what's happening in your industry. Remember: in today's world - change is a constant. Once you have increased your organisational awareness you need to maintain it.

How much do you know about the company you work for? When you start a new role, it’s important to dedicate time to build your awareness about your team, how your team contributes to achieving organisational goals, and where your organisation sits in its broader economic and social context. This awareness is pivotal to career success. A person with organisational awareness:

  • Is curious and finds out what is happening across all parts of the organisation
  • Makes time to understand the organisational culture and dynamics
  • Keeps up to date with all business activity – not just what’s happening in their team
  • Understands where the key decision points are and where the key points of influence are
  • Demonstrates empathy and understanding of the pressures other people are under and their concerns
  • Understands the sectoral and social context and issues that impact the organisation’s operations
  • Looks at the business's broader place in society

In this topic, we’ll give you some useful links and tips to help you increase your organisational awareness and keep up to date with what's happening in your industry. Remember: in today's world - change is a constant. Once you have increased your organisational awareness you need to maintain it.

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