There is no greater activity to begin the process of raising the value you create for your organization than a conversation with your boss about value creation. By approaching your boss and requesting a conversation regarding value creation, you are already raising your value in your organization. Yet, at the same time, this is not a conversation being held in organizations across the globe. Hence, when responding to your request, your boss may be:
- Confused. Since value creation conversations are not yet common in organizations, your boss may be confused by your request or not understand your motives. To help reduce confusion, we’ll review some talking points in upcoming posts.
- Surprised. Your boss may be surprised to see this new side of you! Talking about value is a feel-good exercise and the conversation can generate a lot of positive energy and excitement. Capitalize on your boss’s feeling of excitement and encourage her to join you in this important conversation.
- Dismissive. Some bosses may not know what to do with this new topic. In ever-changing workplaces, it is easy to dismiss new topics or delay them until a later point in time. Don’t let your boss dismiss this topic too quickly; and, if she does, take the opportunity to bring it up again at a later date.