The ability to understand and apply the dynamics of influence, the workings of an organization, and decision-making to achieve objectives.
*This competency is part of the Management and Leadership Competencies at UF
Identifies basic organizational structure and formal reporting relationships in own area.
Offers examples of formal and informal channels of communications.
Explains the benefits and risks of using informal channels.
Describes characteristics and behaviors valued within the organization.
Identifies key players, decision makers, and stakeholders relevant to own team or function.
Builds network of contacts in relevant other functions and departments.
Explains what, when and how sensitive information should be communicated.
Obtains and shares information with appropriate stakeholders in other areas.
Provides examples of savvy approaches to successfully solving organizational problems.
Builds win-win alliances and maintains a wide network of colleagues within the organization.
Discusses objectives, key issues and priorities of related functions or departments.
Accurately analyzes issues and determines who needs to be consulted or kept informed.
Appropriately communicates short and long-term activities within own and other functions.
Differentiates acceptable and unacceptable formats for communicating across functions.
Recognizes and effectively addresses politically challenging situations.
Predicts impacts, avoids derailments, and pursues actions that are likely to succeed.
Shares information to gain common commitment and understanding in achieving objectives.
Compares and contrasts own organization's 'how to get things done' to others.
Plays an active role in defining and reinforcing savvy organizational effectiveness practices.
Identifies key players and potential actions for high-impact, sensitive situations or issues.
Coaches others in history and future of the organizational culture and being effective within it.
- When analyzing an issue, how do you decide who needs to be informed and who does not need to be informed about the situation?
- Describe a situation when politics within an organization posed a challenge for you and how you addressed it.
- Give me an example of a situations where you would use formal or informal communication channels.