Relationships between bosses and subordinates can be quite tricky. Because of the difference in your positions in the company, there are certain behaviors that should be observed whether you two are in the workplace or outside it. Those who have been friends with the boss before he got promoted may have an easier time dealing with the behavior thing. For those who have no personal ties with the boss, it can be quite daunting trying to build a harmonious relationship.
To make sure that you will get along well with the boss, here are some pointers:
- Show your boss that you are trustworthy
Great relationships are based on trust. You have to put an effort to show your superior that you are someone he can count on. This means doing the things that are required of you and doing them well. Constant communication is the key; you have to keep the boss informed of the progress of your work and your interactions with other people in the organization.
- The boss should be the center of your universe
This can make you skeptical, but think about it. Your success in the workplace will largely depend on how your boss sees you and your performance. He will think more of you if you are concerned with his goals and priorities, which should match yours. Align your work in such a way that it can help him achieve his goals.
- Keep close tabs on your boss’ behavior
This is a must especially if you are working closely with your boss. You should know the appropriate time to approach him with both work-related and non-work related matters. Observe what can make your boss react positively or negatively. Know the perfect time to suggest an idea or address a concern. This can largely affect how he will consider the things that you have to say.