12 Ways To Build The Best Relationship With Your Boss
Guess who's in charge of your relationship with your boss? The first step in managing up is to develop a positive relationship with your boss. Never blind side your manager with surprises that you could have predicted or. Ask appropriate personal questions. Learn about your boss's general background. You don't have to find out. If you're worried what your boss thinks about you (and if they like you), try implementing these three tips—they'll totally change your rapport at work.
It wastes time as your boss has to then regroup and shift his focus back to his prior engagement after you have left. Like Lisa said earlier this also depends on your boss's needs.
She may like that you take time to talk to her. It is your job to get your tasks done and to meet the deadlines set by him or her.
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Your manager does not have the time to continue to prod you to do your job—a job that you are being paid for. Managers already have enough to deal with without additional work being created for them.
Do more than expected Just doing what is expected of you does not set you apart from other employees. Managers value employees who not only do their jobs, but look for and carry out new and better ways of accomplishing tasks.
Be proactive, come up with solutions and schedule time to present them to your manager. This will reflect wonderfully on you.
Also, volunteering yourself for projects can be a great way to show your initiative and interest in going above and beyond. Ask for feedback Asking for feedback is a big one for me. I also submit bi-monthly status reports which I am happy to do because I want him to know exactly what I am doing. Avoid waiting for your six month or annual performance appraisal to get feedback on your performance from your manager, actively solicit it throughout the year. It is through feedback that you will get to know how well of a job your manager thinks you are doing.
If your manager thinks you are doing well, there is more of a chance of you keeping your job and getting more job responsibility, raises and promotions. All relationships take work, including the one that you have with your boss. Communicate often, be respectful, ask questions when you are not clear about what is expected of you and you will be well on your way to working happy. Your Turn What do you do on a regular basis to improve your relationship with your boss?
How do you make her happy when things aren't going quite right?
What tips can you share that will help us improve our relationships and get that raise we need? You can follow her on Twitter.
Flickr user Kumar Appaiah ] By Lauren Berger 6 minute Read Your boss today should be someone that you are in touch with for the rest of your life.
Sure, you will work for this person—probably for a short time, maybe a year or two—but you are building a relationship for the bigger picture.
You want to have people in your life who can speak highly of you, talk about your professional capabilities, who can recommend you, and your boss can potentially be that person for the rest of your life. I started an internship program at my company, Intern Queen Inc, in And you know what?
Here are some tips on handling your relationship with your boss: When you work for someone the relationship is always going to be intensified.
Eventually, you will both move on and the relationship will develop accordingly. Some bosses are going to notice some things about you and others will notice other things.
Your personality might rub one boss the right way but another boss another way. Such is work life. The best thing you can do is be consistent—personality wise and work wise. Some people are moody. Be the consistent force they can rely on.
You have no idea what they are dealing with after hours.