How to improve your relationship with your boss?
Knowing how to communicate effectively
has become a critical aspect for sucess in the business world.
In fact, what you say and how you say
can make or break your image in the workplace.
If you want to improve your relationship with your boss,
understanding how they prefer to communicate
to provide immediate results.
In the perfect world,
you and your boss would be completely compatible.
You would have similar personalities, common goals,
shared ways of working communicating.
There would never be miscommunication or misunderstanding.
And your work would always be praised.
Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.
Nevertheless, the show must go on
and it’s often up to you
to establish and maintain a good working relationship with your manager,
you career coach so to speak.
According to a survey,
6000 workers worldwide,
nearly nine in ten feel
that having a manager who is a good career coach
is important in their overall career satisfaction.
And two thirds say it impacts their motivation at work.
In order to maximize your career potential,
Here are some strategies
to help you establish a good relationship with your own career coach.
Manage your manager.
Bosses are people, too, which means
their subjective problems and challenges
just like the rest of us.
By observing and asking questions,
you can learn a great deal about your manager’s work life.
If you know the pressure your boss faces each day,
you better understand the demands and frustrations he or she faces.
This will give you added perspective on your working relationship.
Treat your boss like a client.
You go out of your way to understand your clients
and deliver on their business needs.
Why not try the same approach with your manager
Like any client,
he or she has specific business needs
that should define your priorities
and guide you in the performance of your duties.
and provide what your supervidor requires from you.
And often to take additional tasks.
so that your manager has more time for other critical responsibilities.
Your perceptiveness and support will be appreciated.
Arranged regular progress checks.
Don’t wait for small problems to develop into big crises.
Tell your manager promptly,
if you encounter difficulties with a project
where the team isn’t going to meet it at deadline.
In addition to providing weekly status reports on projects,
requests quarterly meetings
to discuss broader issues,
such as opportunities for improvement or growth.
While it is not necessary for you and your manager
to be best friends.
You must be able to work together
in a contructive manner.
The best way to achieve this objective
is to communicate effectively.
Determine when your boss requires detailed reports,
or face-to-face meetings,
and when a short email or voicemail massage will suffice.
If the communication is one-on-one,
keep it in mind that
some busy manager dislike drop-in visits
and prefer to schedule meetings in advance.
By tailoring your communication style to that of your manager,
you’re more likely fulfilled your responsibilities
and meet your respective goals.
Identify work styles.
According to our research,
most workers prefer for their managers to
provide clear directions to complete projects.
While others like to collaborate.
and some want to do things on their own with minimal supervision.
Identify how you and your manager work best together
will help you gain a more clear understanding of expectations,
allowing you to do your best work
or keeping your manager happy.
As in any close working relationship between two people,
you and your manager are bound to experience conflict from time to time.
But by demontrating tact, respect and professionalism
along with the tips suggested here,
you can ensure a mutually productive rewarding relationships.
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