Organizational Blues? What to Do
You look around your organization and you see little sparks of hope. However, for the most part, you are disheartened. You don’t want to quit, yet you’re having a hard time justifying staying. You believed in the organization’s purpose, yet the organizational culture is proving to be the opposite. You want to make a difference, except that the lack of value and partnership in leadership and employees is becoming too much. Still, you know deep down that this organization has the potential to be more than what it’s showing up to be because you’re seeing little glimpses of greatness.
What do you do?
You could quit, move on, find another organization, and run the risk of being in the same space you are in now. Then, you might spend another six months debating on leaving that job to find another. Moving from place to place isn’t the end-all, be-all to career advancement. If your position in an organization sucks, nobody would blame you for leaving. Nobody wants to feel disheartened in their job. Most people don’t seek out horrible jobs provided by horrible bosses so they can feel horribly undervalued.
On the other hand, if your present organization isn’t horrible and it’s just struggling to produce meaningful relationships, find its purpose, and create some value, maybe quitting isn’t the answer you are looking for. Maybe you just need to be guided into the right role to help your organization thrive.
Einstein was once quoted as saying,
“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
It’s the same with people.
Maybe you’re in this organization because the organization needs someone like you. Maybe you don’t know where to start. How do you find your role, help turn the organization around, and assist in creating a culture where nobody is made to feel like a fish trying to climb a tree?
Luckily, you are in the right place!
By reading this and searching for answers, you’ve taken a big step in recognizing that there’s a problem or a disconnect within your organization. Sometimes, discovering the need for change and someone to lead that change is initiated by the leadership; sometimes it’s a person who already has the role but struggles in implementing it; and sometimes it is stumbled upon out of pure desperation.
Either way, if you are looking for a way to:
- evolve the culture in your organization √
- build lasting relationships √
- create value in all facets of your organization √
- satisfy personal purpose and the purpose of your organization √
- establish effective partnerships √
…business relationship management is it.
Business relationship management is unique in that it isn’t just a role, it’s also a philosophy, a capability, and a discipline. Business relationship managers are highly skilled integrators, trained professionals who identify and nurture hidden talents within the organization. They are dedicated to bettering the workplace environment, creating a space where employees feel heard, valued, and empowered to contribute to a purpose shared by each person in the organization. BRMs use capabilities to improve efficacy in their organizations, create lasting and meaningful change validated by the increase in revenue and productivity, and catch measurable values in ways that seemed unobtainable before.
Even better, business relationship management is a capability that every organization already has. More excitingly, anyone can learn to use BRM capabilities! The ability to converge the experience of various departments is already there; these elements simply need to be utilized and advanced. The organization’s employees already possess the skills. They just need to be made aware of their capabilities.
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