How to Get Along with Your Boss?
Do you find it difficult sometimes to get along with your boss? Well, often times it is just really hard to deal with each other. But if you want to get ahead in your career and stay sane, you have to find a way out!
You will need: Observations skills, Professional development, Support, Time management skills, Problem solving skills and Trust.
Step # 1
Get to know your Boss’ style of management and adapt to it
Some micromanage and prefer constant communication about the status of work. Others delegate responsibilities and expect to hear from you only when things get done.
Develop a certain skill that will be valued and will balance with your Boss’ weakness!
This will be a privilege for you; he will be listening to you because they can find in you a trait that complete them somehow.
Step #3 –
Manage your Boss’ time
Set an appointment with him/her and suggest ways to streamline their schedule. They will surely appreciate the help especially if it will be of a benefit to their to-do list.
Step #4 –
Identify problems and offer solutions
Analyze data, define tasks, simplify the message and construct the way to address issues. Don’t dump problems into your boss’ lap… Work on it together!
Step #5 –
Earn trust by promising only with what can be delivered
Don’t over sell your ideas and push against the company’s direction which might risk losing ground in the long run and don’t promise with what you can’t do, that will help you earn his trust
Step #6 –
Respect Your Boss!
He might not always win the “Best Boss award”, but you must always treat him like it. What you give is what you get!
Step #7 –
Don’t burn bridges!
Eventually, every Boss will become your ex-Boss someday. Always leave a good mark, do your best to keep in touch, you might need his recommendation and his support later on.
At the end, it’s how you get along with all your managers during your career path that would reflect if you are on the right track or not!