Accessibility is a Raise Your Visibility Indicator and I define accessibility as the degree in which colleagues can reach you and benefit from the interaction.
What is accessibility hurdle #2?
I don’t feel I help my colleagues as much as I would like when I meet with them.
What can you do?
– Confirm the goals of an upcoming meeting with a colleague and the outcomes your colleague needs in order to make progress.
– Pause and confirm with your colleague that the conversation is helping her make progress. If the conversation is not helping her make progress, ask her to restate their goals and outcomes so you can get the conversation back on track.
– Ask your colleague if the conversation was helpful as the conversation comes to a close. If your colleague does not respond in a positive way, ask how else you can help him make progress.