Levels of Visibility in Your Organization

Being visible is critical to your long-term success in your fast-moving, ever-changing organization. When you think about being visible, consider that there are three levels of visibility: low, medium, and high. The two levels that typically impact you are your personal visibility and the visibility of the work that you do.

  • Low Visibility – You are unseen. The work you do is unknown to colleagues outside your functional area and organizational leaders who can positively influence your career.
  • Medium Visibility – You are seen. The work you do is known to your boss, colleagues in your functional area, and some colleagues outside your functional area.
  • High Visibility – You are seen. The work that you do is known to your boss, colleagues in and outside your functional area, and organizational leaders who can positively influence your career.

In order to raise your visibility, begin focusing on two fundamental areas – increasing activities and behaviors that build your presence and reputation.

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Ed’s book Raise Your Visibility & Value: Uncover the Lost Art of Connecting on the Job is available here!