by thebossdoctor on February 10, 2014

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BossByte#6

Every boss has a preference for a certain management style.  That’s a fact.  Now… I teach managers how to ADAPT their management style to fit each individual and each situation they are managing.  That’s an important skill to acquire.  NEVERTHELESS, every boss has a PREFERRED management style.  It’s their comfortable, “go-to” approach.  So… if you want to build a good working relationship with YOUR boss, you must be prepared to adapt to their preferred way of managing.  That’s how you make it easy for your boss to work with you.  For example…

If your boss likes to keep a tight rein on information and people, be prepared to feed your boss lots of information about what you are doing; how you are spending your time; what progress you are making; how you are doing with regard to your budget; etc.  It may feel like an oppressive management style to you, but if it is how your boss prefers to work with staff, then swallow your pride and indignation and give your boss the necessary information and updates.

If your boss prefers a more laissez-faire approach, then enjoy the freedom… but don’t abuse it!  Make sure you are doing your job and getting results.  Don’t get lazy just because the boss isn’t checking on you constantly.  Be prepared to work independently; solve problems; make necessary decisions; and be productive!  (You may also have to take a proactive role in making sure your boss is aware of your accomplishments and doesn’t overlook your success!)

The key–don’t take your boss’s preference PERSONALLY.  However your boss chooses to manage you–go with the flow–work with your boss appropriately and don’t become resentful or hurt.

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