Invisible Employees

Do you feel invisible at work? After spending some time with a group of employees a few weeks ago, I learned that the idea of being “invisible” was a real threat or challenge that some of those teammates felt they faced. In their minds, the idea of being invisible meant:

  • Key leaders/decision makers might not know who they are
  • Key leaders/decision makers might be unaware of their performance or contributions to the organization
  • They don’t have high profile roles that makes an obvious and immediate impact (like creating products, closing deals, etc.)

The larger an organization grows, the more likely employees in support roles are apt to feel “invisible.” As leaders, how do we ensure no employee feels invisible? Does it mean that the owner or CEO needs to have a personal relationship with each teammate in the organization? Of course not. Here’s my approach to addressing this very real concern. (more…)