“Hi Jeff, I’m Erika Hairston an APM Intern here, and one day I want to be a Head of Product at a large tech company that affects children”.
Jeff responded, “That was a very clear and concise career goal that I have no doubt Erika is already working towards. Now, all of us in this room, including me, know about her career goal and will keep it in mind”. – Q&A with Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn.
Advocacy is an intricate part of what plays or contributes to a healthy Employee relationship within the organization. Advocacy in the case of Erika was for the higher-ups to take an active interest in her career. However, sometimes even more powerful is when employee advocacy promotes the employee’s ability to make a contribution towards their society.