09 Feb 2023 03:00 AM (America/New_York)
Women communicating in a matrix: getting started, finding the best path, and achieving great results
If you work in an organization with a matrix structure, I’m sure you know the feeling. No matter which department, otherwise referred to nowadays as silo, you work in, everybody tries to do their own thing and stand on their own. Some things, such as quality, often get lost in the background, and people cannot find ways around inside their own group, and certainly not an open door to another. In many cases, women, especially those in leadership or managerial roles, are not taken seriously and no matter what they say, others don’t listen, and cooperation suffers.
Why does this happen? There are often too many Chiefs and not enough Indians. And the Indians from one tribe don’t have access to the other tribes. Or if they do, it just means extra work, and doesn’t align with their personal and departmental goals, which must be achieved at all costs. And then there are other parties, people like customers, clients, suppliers, and other partners who all have their own ideas on what they want and how they should be served. What is missing? Usually it’s very easy to identify, but nobody takes the time to do so.
I’m Rhonda Bowen, and I’ve been helping people just like you in major global corporations find the missing pieces. I’ll be sharing some of the insights that could help you find what you’re looking for at LOGY Talks on February 9, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. CET. Join us at our session to delve into a real case study of the German branch of one of the world’s leading IT companies. Because a female manager was tired of hearing from clients that her male colleagues had passed on information dealing with her responsibilities that was not accurate and caused her trouble to correct, she asked me for help, and we set up a program to do this. Find out how they met and spoke about the pros and cons in real time. The meeting took four hours, and, in that time, they came up with ways to reframe their own experiences and those of their partners in a way that allowed everyone to co-create new guidelines. This assured better communication, and they signed a cooperation agreement to keep track of their progress and guarantee continuing success for the long-term.
If you feel you’ve been talking to too many walls, or you hear this from clients: “I’ve asked four of your colleagues the same question and up to now I’ve received ten different answers. What do I do now?” This is a good place to find practical insights and have your questions answered. I look forward to seeing you and helping you improve communication and cooperation in your organization.
Presented by : Rhonda Bowen