KNOW YOUR BOSS
life if you want to be successful one thing you always
have to remember and give value is your relationship
with your boss. It is one very significant and important
aspect of our working lives, which we need to manage
and often forget to, is our relationship with our boss.
No matter how difficult and tyrant your boss might be
you have to always keep cordial and friendly relations
with him because after all he is accountable for you
and just as he need your co-operation he is also there
to help you out in your difficult times. You have to
remember to work as a team and though at times you may
be really mad at him or you may not be agreeable to
his plans and ideas but if it is necessary for the benefit
of the company you always should stand by you. Never
take out your personal indifferences with your boss
on the unity and integrity of the company as a whole.
And after all your boss might not be a bad person at
all. All you have to do is get to know him and you might
be amazed to know that he is a gem of a person.
Here are a few tips experts recommend
for a harmonious and productive relationship with your
Don't try to change your boss
if he is difficult on you or if you dislike him. Instead,
try to understand him and his manner of working and
make an attempt to adjust accordingly. Find out what
aspects of work he is particular about and pay extra
attention to those. You can learn many things from
your boss and gain from his experience and exposure
to understand you boss. Try to know what he likes
best and what he hates. After all he is a human and
he will have his strengths and weaknesses. Don't look
down on him or focus on his negative aspects. Develop
a positive attitude towards him. He might be a great
person but probably your negative attitude is keeping
you from seeing his good qualities and virtues.
him/her informed. The boss doesn't like to hear about
things from other people. Always inform him first
whether it is the latest development on your project,
an issue in the office or even a personal concern.
And never surprise him with new information in public.
It might insult his feelings and trust in you might
him/her in get together or any team activity. Make
your boss feel like a part of the family, not an outsider.
He will appreciate your acceptance and friendly gesture.
Always value his opinion.
give him a helping hand and ask how you can contribute.
Your boss will definitely value an offer which makes
his task easier without him have to ask you to help
him out. So always ask if you can help in any way
to make his current project successful.
sure you keep your word when you give it. If you think
you wouldn't be able to accomplish something in the
given time frame or within the given parameters, provide
alternatives. Instead of flatly refusing try "I won't
be able to do this by tomorrow but if you give me
one more day I can."
to build a rapport. Be close to your boss. Get to
know him not as a boss but as a person. There is nothing
like forging a bond with your boss. Once both of you
build an understanding, you will be able to work better
and communicate more effectively. But to achieve this
goal and developing this will require some effort
on your part. You will have to adjust yourself to
your bosses needs and moods.
talk bad about your boss behind his back. Things have
a way of getting around and even people with the best
of intentions can accidentally let things slip out
of their mouth. In a professional environment, it
is best to never crib about your boss. You may have
said things in the heat of the moment after a bad
experience with your boss, but when your boss hears
them, his attitude towards you might just change for
the worse. So it is always better to control your
emotions and keep them to yourself.
works. It is a fact that most human beings like to
be complimented and appreciated. And a person who
receives positive comments from you will generally
feel positive about you. But make sure that your flattery
is not too insincer