What exactly is the meaning of gaining visibility in office? I have heard lot of senior people and other colleagues in office mention about this. If it is related to creating your strong positive impression at the workplace, how different is it from having a good reputation? Does gaining visibility take the same time like creating a good reputation. Since this is very commonly used word and at the same time, not part of formal education, I want to know what exactly is this concept of Visibility(, its origin if possible) and how important it is from a career context, and how is it useful for the project/company, if at all?
I am a Software developer, and my job involves a reasonable amount of individual focused work with a computer compared to interacting with people and communicating, as compared to someone in lets say Sales or Marketing. How important it is from different careers' point of view?
Adding an example context if someone wants to know:-
Suppose we are a business unit, where there are two teams
Team A with a commonly found skill-set, but works as a single team with all responsibility in one location
Team B with a highly specialized skill-set but responsibility and sub-teams split across multiple locations.
Somehow, the people in team A are more known to people in the higher management and people in team B although being more valuable from the skill point of view, struggle to be talked about as much as team A by higher management. When asked why this is the case, many colleagues say, team A has more visibility. This is just a context for those who want some clarity. Question however is generic