This post was written by Dan Cooney, Director of Coaching and Senior Facilitator at The Latimer Group.
A Gartner Group study found that two-thirds of workers need to check in with more than one boss to get their work done. Yes, the rise of the matrix organization has contributed to this dynamic, but so too has the rise of team-centered work.
No matter the cause, corporate athletes find themselves having to manage up more than ever to avoid miscommunication. More teamwork and multiple bosses require meetings to make it flow. Those meetings are often inefficiently conceived and executed. In this episode of The Message Makeover podcast, we explore what it means to have multiple bosses or managing direct reports who have other bosses (Hint: it’s all about self and situational awareness, skills that can benefit everyone).