Dear fellow ENTJs
Have you ever worked in a company or organisation where there is no structure, no one has a clear role, and the owner micromanages everything? And when you want to take the lead and make a structure for something, your colleagues raise their negative voices without suggesting any constructive alternative? This really frustrates me.
I wondered if you could give me some advice on the following -
Problem 1: the MD has never assigned a clear role for anyone, and she always micromanages. She never gives a budget and deadline, but only wants to test out and then be flexible about decisions. Without bottom lines, I find it hard to be efficient. Maybe this is a common ENTJ trait?
Problem 2: the colleagues are all very dramatic types and like making everything into drama. And whenever you’re trying to take the lead, they react negatively and try to undermine you and your effort.
Questions: How do an ENTJ survive and climb to the top in this organisation? The ultimate goal is to become a partner.
I’ve been here for almost 2 years, and have reached a point where I can no longer see how I can progress. However, the company is progressing, because of the investor’s network and background.
The problem with this company is its lack of structure, and structure management is definitely what I can provide. Basically, i can offer what they need. But the Partners haven’t seen this problem yet and hence does not know its needs. How do I present the problems to them as a form of diagnosis without making the MD feel like her authority is jeopardised?
Also, as someone much younger and with less on paper experience, how do I persuade the MD and the investor with my business structure plan, especially in the shadow of the jealousy from the colleagues? A further worry is that, when I give them the diagnosis they might go hire a senior person to become the general manager, and it creates another level for me to break in order to become a partner.
If you were ever in the similar situation or have any suggestions or advice for such situations, I would really like to hear from you!