#TChat Recap: How to Manage Through Influence

During today’s final #TChat show and before we transition to #WorkTrends next week, we discussed how to manage through influence. #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman were joined by Jim Fields, Vice President of Customer Experience Marketing at SAP, a multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations.

Organizations are becoming more matrixed and less hierarchical every day and command-and-control corporate structures are relics of the past. Dealing with flatter organizational structures, outsourcing, and virtual teams can be quite challenging and the power of influence is becoming more important. Managers need to get things done through their peers inside and outside their organizations.

This skill is called “managing through influence” and is as critical to success in today’s world as a sterling resume or a tireless work ethic. Jim unveiled many ways to think about the power of influence in the workplace, offering gems of wisdom along the way.

It was a lively #TChat podcast and Twitter conversation. Participants had a lot to share about the topic at hand, while also bidding Kevin W. Grossman good-bye from the show (not from the community). Everyone also showed their enthusiasm for the kickoff of #WorkTrends next week.

Want to learn more from today’s event? Listen to the recording and check out the highlights below:

The TalentCulture #WorkTrends Show is all new on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Join TalentCulture #WorkTrends Show Founder and Host Meghan M. Biro as she talks about Overcoming the Symptoms of Destructive Management with Shawn Murphy, Co-founder and President of Switch & Shift, a leadership consulting firm dedicated to helping shift from the Industrial Age to the Social Age.

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