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Having Organisational Awareness Makes you a Better Leader

by | Mar 24, 2020

People Builders: Having Organisational Awareness Makes you a Better Leader

With the current crises/ global pandemic that the world is facing, organisations need leaders who have organisational awareness. Having organisational awareness will enable you as a leader to:


Know the needs of your employees.

The people are an organisation’s greatest assets, so putting them first is imperative. A leader with organisational awareness will more likely make their team members feel secure and well taken cared of – both physically and financially. And team members who feel secure in their organisation are more likely to become engaged and will be more like to become loyal to your organisation.

Become more empathetic.

Each one of us may be going through some challenges or difficulties in life. Leaders who have organisational awareness, are most likely to become aware if their team members are going through a tough time. They are more understanding and more empathetic towards their team members and know how they can best encourage them. Because of this, team members will feel that they are valued and loved. And as a result, they are more likely to love their organisation and own their organisation’s vision.

Develop a culture of trust within the organisation.

Trust is of vital importance to any organisation. It is the bedrock of good work relationships and is a key component to organisational effectiveness. In fact, studies reveal that there is a significant correlation between trust and economic success. Simply put, organisations that have a good culture of trust are more successful in their industry and make more money.

Leaders who have high organisational awareness are able to gain the trust of their team members and are able to cultivate a culture of trust within their organisation. This is because they are aware and sensitive to the needs of their people and have the initiative to do the best that they can to address their people’s needs.

Any organisation is nothing without its people. How you take care of your people is vital to your organisation’s health and success.

Vince Lombardi said it best: “Individual commitment to a group effort-that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”

Engage your people and be the leader that your team and organisation needs you to be by developing organisational awareness.

Organisational Awareness is a competency of Emotional Intelligence. At People Builders we have a team of expert trainers and coaches who can help you and your team develop your Emotional Intelligence. Contact us today for a quick chat to see how we can partner with you to train and coach you and your team.