November is Visibility Month

November 1, 2016 Marcus Varner

We're devoting our Talking Work blog this month to one of the foundational principles of effective work management: visibility.

Why are visibility and transparency so important? For starters, as the pace of work continues to accelerate, it's increasingly vital to have a reliable window into work status, progress, budget, individual and team bandwidth, and the efficacy of your work.

After all, you can't manage what you can't measure.

And you can't measure what you can't see

As we turn our focus to workplace visibility, we aim to answer these and other burning questions:

  • What is visibility and why is it important?
  • What's getting in the way of your visibility?
  • How can you achieve greater visibility in your workplace?
  • Is there such a thing as too much visibility?
  • What about measurement? Can you ever get too much of that?
  • What's the link between measurement and decision-making?
  • How can you create the perfect report?

We'll wrap up the month with our very own visibility quiz, plus the grandaddy visibility post of them all, containing up to 50 tips for increasing transparency in your organization.

In a nutshell, get ready to see a lot more clearly this month—with or without updating your eyeglass prescription. (Although it's a great time of year for that too, especially if you have flex money to burn.) 


Have any visibility tips of your own? Start a conversation below, or respond to any of the posts that you'll see posted throughout the month.

 

About the Author

Marcus Varner

Marcus is a content strategist and producer who loves helping brands craft content that improves customers' lives, builds brand credibility, and demands to be shared. For the last 10 years, Marcus has worked in every type of content—from writing to video production to design—and is currently a senior content marketing manager at Workfront, where he oversees all corporate- and awareness-level level content. When he's not producing content, he's consuming it, in the form of books, movies, and podcasts.

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