5 tips to improve your rapport with your boss
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But ever wondered what does it feel to have a great working relationship with your boss? And how easy life would be if you shared a great rapport with your reporting manager. BI India lists down a few simple tips that can help you improve your relationship with your boss.
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“Treat you boss the way you would want your team to treat you. Try and understand his position in a matter before passing a judgment. Once you do this, you will have a better understanding of your boss’ working style and can have better relationship with him,” he said.
Focus on facts
Suresh advised that whatever he tells you, take it as its face values and do not pay heed to what your peers are telling it is best to focus on facts rather than on opinions and interpretations of what your boss said. “A lot of times, a subordinate tend to over-analyse and interpret whatever his boss tells him. This is not right. you,” he added.
Its always best to meet your boss in person on a daily basis. Go to him and strike up a conversation – be it formal or informal. Suresh noted that an employee should not restrict his communication to just emails. “ Keep the communication channel open. And always talk to him directly. It should not happen that you are communicating through a third person with your boss,” he averred.
Keep shut in his absence
When your boss is not around, it is advisable to not speak about him. Any team head welcomes feedback. Hence, ensure that you talk about him only when he is around. For you never know, how it may be conveyed to him.
If you want to talk about your boss, speak well about him. If rumors can reach, so can your appreciation. Once, you remember this mantra, you may end up enjoying a great bond with your boss! At the end of the day, a boss too is a human and is bound to make mistakes.
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