The Silicon Valley seems like the engine for growth in the US economy. According to the 2014 Silicon Valley Index, this area leads the nation in IPOs, patents registered, venture capital and angel investment, as well as leading the nation in income and high growth/high wage jobs. Many of the newest global technology wins such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn all have headquarters here.
CEO perspectives: How HR can take on a bigger role in driving growth is an Economist Intelligence Unit report, sponsored by IBM and Oracle. It investigates whether the HR function is forging a close and robust relationship with the CEO. It also explores the nature of these working relationships,how they have been affected by the economic downturn and how they vary across industries and regions.
Subordinates don’t want to offend the boss. Therefore, as you become more senior in an organization, you tend to get less feedback. Over time, you risk growing confused about your development needs and becoming isolated from criticism.
Why it matters
Your junior colleagues represent an untapped source of feedback that can help you materially improve your performance. They can also provide valuable input on key strategic decisions.