5 Ways To Get Along With Your Manager?

by Srikant Chellappa Mar 7,2016

The People Strategy Leaders Podcast

with Srikant Chellappa, CEO

One of the most critical factors for job satisfaction is your relationship with your manager. If it works well for you, your boss can motivate you and be your role model. If not, he can cause you stress and frustration.

So here are few tips for you to get along with your manager.

1. Make Your Manager Look Good To Their Manager

Everyone wants their manager to appreciate them. Always think how your performance affects your manager’s impression in the eyes of their manager. So, whenever you are asked for a feedback about your manager, remain positive about it even if you have to lie a bit. Eventually your manager will get to know about this positive feedback which would help you to get along with him.

2. Focus On The ‘Best’ In Your Manager

No matter how bad your manager is, there’s no point getting frustrated over the negatives in him. Everyone has something good in them that is worth learning. Focus on those points and try to let go of the negative stuff that you know about your manager. This will not only help you focus more on your work and increase your productivity but also helps your manager see your dedication towards work.

3. Question Smart – Come Up With Solutions

It is understandable that as an employee you have lot of questions to ask your manager. But you can’t annoy them being a bucket of flowing questions. Instead of troubling them every minute with a new question, keep track of multiple questions and ask them all at one time. Also if you are trying to report a problem to your managers, come up with a solution too.

4. Make Your Manager’s Life Easier

Always be there for your manager. Volunteer whenever they need help and make sure you do your best to make their life easier. Offer to help whenever possible and most importantly do what you say. Because, performance does matter!

5. Take Responsibility

Everyone likes people who take responsibility better than those who give excuses. Be the first one to take responsibility when you do something wrong, instead of waiting for your manager to take the blame for you (Not that they will, Duh!). And that’s not all, you also have to make them believe that you are not repeating the same mistake again.

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Srikant Chellappa
CEO & Co-Founder of Engagedly

Srikant Chellappa is the Co-Founder and CEO at Engagedly and is a passionate entrepreneur and people leader. He is an author, producer/director of 6 feature films, a music album with his band Manchester Underground, and is the host of The People Strategy Leaders Podcast. He is currently working on his next book, Ikigai at the Workplace, which is slated for release in the fall of 2024.

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