Become A Communications Czar
Learn all you can about the latest communications technologies, then take charge and guide your organization into the 21st century.
Do you want to be leading your parent organization's in-plant operation in the 21st century? Assuming that you do, you must begin immediately to accelerate your efforts to deal with the rapidly changing technology, employees and global influence.
You have to reengineer your career, as well as the in-plant operation.
Almost all organizations today are facing increased competition for their products and/or services—locally, nationally and globally. To meet these challenges, organizations are rapidly revising their goals and operations.
This means that you as, manager of the in-plant operation, must know and understand the revised goals of the parent organization. Then you must revise your personal goals, as well as those of the in-plant, to help meet the goals of the parent organization.
Concurrent with, and independent from, these changes in goals are the ways in which organizations communicate. Electronic networks, digital printing and copying, desktop printing, e-mail, interactive TV, the Internet, etc., are moving us rapidly away from a total paper-based society.
Since there are such fundamental goal and direction changes, you should personally be ready to assume new and expanded duties. You should aim at becoming the communications and information czar of your organization if you are to continue to advance as a manager/executive.
What can you do to become a czar? First you must determine how a support group like this would be organized and operated in your proposed organization.
Next, you should share this vision—and your view on how your parent organization needs to respond to this communications "revolution"—with your boss. Make sure that he or she understands that you wish to be a part of these changes as they happen. Then, with your boss' assistance, get additional training to help with this transition.