How to help our managers work with us more effectively

I’m sure we’ve all seen those “here’s how to work with me” documents (and the controversies around them), but I like this slightly different take. In her post 9 Managers in 4 Years: Creating Continuity in Chaos Genevieve Conley Gambill shares a framework for helping our managers understand our skills, our work, and our career goals:

  • Foundation – What are my unique strengths and capabilities?
  • Trajectory – How do I view my current role and performance?
  • Aspirations – What am I working towards in the future? 
  • Support – What do I need to adjust or build on to get there?

She also shares a great Google Doc template with more details. The post goes into more detail on each section of the framework.