More visible at the workplace: 4 ways to do it

Do people tell you that you should be more visible at the workplace? Do they also tell you that it’s not clear what is your field of expertise?

Why is making yourself visible so important?

Making your expertise, your successes and yourself more visible at the workplace can help you to reach your career goals faster, but also in a more relaxed and fun way.

If people know you and if they know what your field of expertise is, they can find you more easily when they need that kind of expertise. If people know what you successfully achieved, they will remember you as a successful professional. They will reach out to you next time they need someone for an interesting and challenging assignment.

How to be more visible at the workplace?

Here are the 4 ways to make yourself visible inside and outside your organisation: 

  1. Write an article for the newsletter in your organisation, or an article on LinkedIn
  2. Give a presentation about best practice in our company, based on the success of your project
  3. Volunteer to chair an innovation or digital transformation committee
  4. Offer to present your project to the executive leadership board

When volunteering your time for initiatives that might sound impressive, make sure that they are also tied to revenue goals of your organisation, being more likely to result in a promotion.

Why it matters?

The research shows that women are rising to the moment as stronger leaders, but their work is going unrecognised. Women leaders spend more time than men on DEI work that falls outside their formal job responsibilities. For example, supporting employee resource groups and recruiting employees from underrepresented groups is crucial for the entire organisation. These activities are often evaluated as a ‘nice thing to do’, instead of being vital for the entire organisation.

When you make yourself visible, or you do work that often goes unrecognised, don’t forget to share it with other people. Send a copy of your article, post-event summary or pictures from your presentation to people around you at the workplace who will find it interesting. I’m sure you would be surprised how many of them would be happy to hear about it from you.

Greetings, Mira

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