5 Things your Boss wants From You
Working with your boss can be very interesting provided you understand what he wants and you are ready to give it to him. Man is the most complex creature to deal with. Understanding is the key to enjoying man’s company.
Bosses are not gods. They are not beasts either. They are also human beings with human feelings too. They are only privileged to be in power for administrative purposes. They lay certain rules and expects some actions from you for adequate administration.
You can make a best friend out of your boss if you know what he expects from you. It would be so easy to get along and enjoy yourself while working with the toughest boss if you can simply discern what he wants and you give it to him just as he wants it.
The friction people have with their bosses today is caused by their failure to identify their duty to their boss, not in terms of work. This often makes them to see their boss as mean and cruel. These 5 ways to please your boss and get along well with him.
Give attention to details
Information is power. Many workers are often denied of certain benefits, rights and opportunities because they fail to feed their boss with the necessary information at the right time. You are bound to be faced with certain challenges at work which may pose a great threat to your success and productivity. Duty demands that you carry your boss along before it becomes too late. This will enable your boss to seek solution early enough before it gets out of hand. By doing this, it will save you from blames and sanctions.
Your boss expects you to inform him far ahead of time about issues pertaining to your leave of absence. This will help him make adequate plans for your leave in such a way that the work will not lag behind at your absence. Giving a very short notice may lead to denial of rights; it can make your work and boss unpleasant to you.
Communication is very important in every relationship including the one that exists between you and your boss. If you are to enjoy your boss and consequently your job, you need to keep the line communication free and open.
Don’t hesitate to discuss issues that pertains to your strengths and weaknesses with your boss. Tell him about your successes and your pitfalls this will help him to know your ability. It will guide him on areas to concentration for maximum development.
Do not pretend to be a super-man and allow him discover your weaknesses by himself. This may lead to friction. But, once he is informed, he assigns the duties based on your capability.
One thing you need to understand is that bosses has a lot to grapple with. They do not want a baby worker that will not be able to take care of himself and the work assigned. Bosses enjoy the company of workers who are self-supervised. This will relieve them of their workload.
So, to be happy at work, you need to display a high level of independence. Work with less supervision. Learn to work with speed and accuracy. This will earn you more respect and favor from your boss. You will have less friction as you get along.
Bosses appreciate those who are just themselves at all times; and those who will not seek to please any man or try to imitate others. Workers who render eye-service are soon identified by their bosses and sanctioned accordingly. To get along with your boss, you need to be sincere in discharging your duties.
“Do not bite off more than you can chew”. This means that do not over stretch yourself in carrying out an assignment just to receive favors. While you try to do this, you end up muddling things up and you are sanctioned. It is better to present 70% well done job and ask for more time to complete it than to present 100% poorly done job that will fetch you queries. Remember, it is not how far but how well the job is done that get you on the good side of your boss.
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” There is time for everything; time for work and time for relaxation. Just as you need time to refresh and ease yourself of some work stress, so also, your boss needs time to be at ease. Although there is need to keep a respectable distance from your boss. At the same time, you need to know that your boss is also a human being that needs some ease. He may not tell you openly that he needs one. But, he expects you to make yourself a ready and an acceptable companion of his.
Don’t be too absolved in your work that you do not have any light moment. At your free time, nothing stops you from chipping in some light jokes or engage in short casual discussions to ease the stress at work. Be careful not to do this at odd hours. When you do this at right time, your boss will appreciate your company. You are on the track to becoming best of friends or partners.