Organisational awareness

Understands the business. Identifies who the real decision makers are and the individuals who can influence them. Predicts how new events or situations will affect individuals and groups within the organisation.

Section of the Behaviours competency map featuring Organisational Awareness1) Organisational awareness

  • Is curious and finds out what is happening across all parts of the organisation

  • Makes time to understand the organisational culture and dynamics

  • Keeps up to date with all business activity

  • Looks at the business's broader place in society

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the business, including the financial side

  • Chooses the appropriate time and context to challenge senior leaders

  • Ensures that organisational structure and reporting lines gives visibility of CR activities and stories

  • Understands where the key decision points are and where the key points of influence are

  • Demonstrates empathy and understanding of the pressures other people are under and their concerns

  • Understands the sectoral and global context and issues that impact the company’s operations