For many years, employers were looking for employees who would remain loyal to their companies and work until they retired. In recent years, that paradigm has shifted, and many employees are looking for more out of their careers than just a retirement party and an engraved watch. So, what are employees looking for? They want to know their boss supports them in their jobs and careers. How do you build that healthy relationship with your boss? Here’s how.
- Read their mood. Your boss is a human being just like anyone else in the office. The best way to work with them is to understand their mood patterns and how they might react to certain situations at different times. When you get a feel for their overall moods, you can adjust how you approach them with concerns, ideas or anything else along the way.
- Learn their method of communication. Some bosses like to have a face-to-face conversation. If not in the same place at the same time, they’ll opt for the phone. Others prefer a hands-off approach with emails and texts.
- Understand their leadership style. You may notice that someone is direct and concise in their communication. Or maybe they are the kind of person who thinks out loud, so it may be up to you to translate the final message.
- Establish a culture of gratitude. While we sometimes think it’s up to management to influence the culture of an office environment, employees can also create change. You can do this by creating a culture of gratitude. Be thankful to your manager as well as your co=workers. When people feel appreciated, they will be more appreciative in return.
Do you want to know more ways to build a better relationship with your boss?
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