Some people dislike or even hate their boss. But, do you know that he/she has a significant role in your path of career? Instead of detest him/her, why don’t you try to ‘manage’ him/her?
What to do?
1.Understand him/her well
Learn his/her priority. Ask yourself what he/she might need from you as an employee. Find out how to anticipate the need.
2.Understand his style of communication
Is he a listener or a reader? If he’s more like a listener, you can explain everything to him. Yet, if he’s more like a reader, prepare a report or note for him to read.
3.Understand his/her working style
Does he/she insist on perfection? Does he/she love working late? Or, does he/she prefer to work from 9-5? By knowing how his/her style, you can try to do the same thing he/she does.
4.Show your commitment
Let him/her know that you are committed to your job. You can give him/her a sign that you need his/her support on doing the tasks. That way, he/she would feel important and would help you with all his might.
5.Don’t be a Yes-Sir/Ma’am type of employee
No need to kiss his/her ass. It won’t work. Even if you do, you might be someone with more enemies than friends at the office. Other employees will look down on you.
If he/she makes a mistake, don’t make such a fuss about it. You can correct it without having to hurt his//her pride.
7.Knowing the hot button
Find out what triggers his/her anger. Is it your being late to come to the office, or your coming up in a meeting without any new ideas or your grammatical mistakes in your report, or his/her knowing that you like to gossip? You’d better stop doing what he/she doesn’t like if you don’t want to make him/her angry.
8.Ask for a feedback
He/she would like it if you ask for his/her opinion.
9.Give him a feedback
Only if it’s a success. If somehow he/she fails, keep it to yourself and only tell him/her when he/she asks for it.
10.Change your attitude
Change yourself and be a better employee and turn your relationship with the boss into a positive one. That way, he/she would more than love to ‘follow’ what you want.