Survive Your Manager and Thrive in Business
Don’t Let Your Boss Ruin Your Work Environment
By: Shelly Verma, Contributing Writer
Sharing a good rapport with your coworkers and your boss is of utmost importance to keep your job and have a great working environment. It has been observed that employees who get along and are happy to work for their boss are more productive, but the issue is this might not always be the case since bosses can sometime make things really difficult for their team.
What should you do in such a situation?
Before trying to find a solution, it’s important to understand a few things. First, take up a job you like and never compromise on your preferences while choosing your career and your line of business. If you do, it will never make you happy. Second, understand that each day is a new day with new challenges and prepare yourself to face them. Third, and most important, your boss is your boss and you’ve got to accept that. When you can’t change that, change your tactics. Let’s take a look at how you can handle your boss positively.
[pullquote]Accept your boss the way he or she is and keep doing your job, unless if his or her behaviour includes abusive language or creating trouble for you that damages your efforts or reputation.[/pullquote]It’s easier to sort out issues with coworkers since it can be very difficult when the boss is the issue. Some of the issues can be he may be too demanding or change plans suddenly. He may not be ready to wait till Monday morning for a job to be done, which means you sacrifice your weekend. Whatever the peculiarity, you need to follow orders and get the job done. Complaining about such events will get you nowhere. Accept your boss the way he or she is and keep doing your job, unless if his or her behaviour includes abusive language or creating trouble for you that damages your efforts or reputation. There’s no point in submitting to irrational behaviour even if the job is of your liking. Display your problem solving skills to let the boss know you are sincere and will bring results.
Have a Plan B ready:
Proactive behaviour is always appreciated. In case your plan does not immediately satisfy your boss, be ready with another option. A good boss would want to evaluate your strategies and may point out drawbacks in your plan. He may be doing so in your interest. A mean boss, on the other hand, may enjoy nitpicking. If you’re worked up, he feels successful. But if you’re ready with another plan, it means you’ve done your homework. Skills of a good employer are rarely hidden and authorities’ superior to your boss will surely know the same. Management has its ways of gathering information.