How to Maintain a Good Relationship with Your Boss
I'm fortunate in that my boss and I hit it off right away; how could we not, given our somewhat quiet, Star Wars-loving natures that seemed to mesh on a personal level in addition to the professional. However, I understand that maintaining a good relationship with one's boss is difficult to do. In some cases, you feel intimidated, and in others, you don't see eye to eye. Nonetheless, careers are important, and being friendly or at least on a good level with your boss is important. Here are a few ways to accomplish having a good boss/worker relationship:
Ask For Feedback
Employers will tell you when you've made a huge error. Likewise, they will also tell you when you've made a huge accomplishment. While that's fine and good, taking the initiative is very important. Asking for feedback every so often shows that you're proactive and that you're mindful of your work. It shows that their opinion of you, what you produce is meaningful to you, and that you want to impress them. You're every bit an asset to them, and they will be glad to know that you take pride in that.
Being on time is important to many firms and employers. It proves that you know how to work around a set schedule and that you respect it. Furthermore, it proves that you respect the company's valuable time. It's an easy way to convince your boss that you're a hard worker.
Be to the point when you have discussions with your boss. Odds are, they'll be riddled with emails and faxes throughout the day, and it will help them immensely if you know precisely what you need to convey to them. Furthermore, speak to your boss in a manner that's professional and clear. That always goes to show that you present yourself and the company well.
We all have meetings interspersed throughout our work year. Try to be lively and engaged during the discussion, even offering ideas for change or growth if they come to you. It will show your fellow workers and your boss that you can assess your company's functionality and that it's a priority for you.I know the common belief that you and your boss ought to be in constant opposition, but that's neither true nor helpful. Being a people pleaser, in this case, is just the right way.