I am part of a business improvement group at work. A few months back, the unit conducted a survey of our ‘key stakeholders’ and this week there was a workshop to analyse the results and brainstorm ideas for new improvement projects. I was in a group with my manager’s manager. I’ve not had many conversations with her and I certainly wouldn’t claim I know her well.
Anyway, I came up with a few ideas that went down well and at the end of the session she asked me if I would be prepared to participate in one of the work groups. I said, “Extend my contract and I will”.