Author: Victoria Cohen
A positive working dynamic between you and your supervisor can help ensure that you are getting the most out of your job, as well as making sure that you are respected and appreciated for the work that you do. In this blog post, we’ll discuss 6 tips on how to have a better relationship with your boss and make both of your jobs easier in the long run.
Communication is key in any relationship, and it’s no different with your boss. Make sure that you discuss expectations and goals at least once a month so both of you are clear on what needs to be done. Ask questions if something isn’t clear, don’t assume.
Taking initiative and being proactive will show that you are serious about your job and want to help the team. Propose solutions to problems, come up with new strategies or suggest ways of improving existing processes.
Your boss should be able to trust you when it comes to getting things done. Show that you can be counted on by meeting deadlines, sticking to your commitments and being truthful about your capabilities.
You may disagree with your boss from time to time but it’s important to remember that they have the ultimate say in how things should be done. Respect their decision and make sure to express why you think a certain way so they can consider your opinion in the future.
Building a professional relationship with your boss is important and having regular “check-ins” will help in this regard. Ask open ended questions so both of you can learn more about each other as people first.
Showing appreciation when they help you out or give feedback will show that you value their support and respect them as your supervisor. A simple “Thank you” can go a long way in improving your relationship with your boss.