Being described as “Bossy” isn’t really a compliment. There are plenty of references to bosses being a pain or about Human Resources departments being difficult. But we all know that a positive relationship with the boss of the company is rather necessary for a successful career. In order to have a sound and progressive future in the firm, you need to get along with the boss.
There are good bosses and bad ones. If you complete your job efficiently without problems or mismanagement, a bad boss may take all the credit for your labours. A bad boss might withhold information you need to progress within the company. But somehow you need to be able to still work with them, demonstrate professional keenness to succeed, discuss the work at hand and cooperate with them to make sure your team-work achieves the set goals.
If you work with a bad boss you might need extra tips on how to develop a good relationship with them.
Tips for Developing a Good Relationship
There are some things you can do to get the support of your boss. Remember a supportive boss and healthy relationship with them is not just good for you, it is good for the whole organisation as well. Here is what you can do:
- Develop Trust: Without trust, your boss will be unable to develop a friendly and positive relationship with you.
- Show Responsibility: You have to make sure they understand that you are a person of your word. That you are responsible enough to evaluate whether you are capable of achieving goals before you make a commitment.
- Be Transparent: Be open and coordinate with the boss. Confess any mistakes you’ve made before they find out via other avenues.
- Be Supportive: Identify their weaknesses and find ways to help overcome them.
At the end of the day, your boss and all the people in Human Resources are only human like you.