3 Ways to Build a Better Relationship with Your Boss

Creating healthy and respectful relationships in the office is one of the best things you can do for your job. It creates a more positive atmosphere, can ease the stress of any job or deadline, and can even help you advance in your career.

  • Demonstrate Your Innovation & Initiative

While it’s important to focus on the performance standards of your job, it’s also a great idea to step out of your box and take initiative on projects. If you have new suggestions or ideas, don’t be afraid to share them with your boss during your regular check-in meetings. Showing you are innovative and are willing to take initiative will show your boss that you are invested in your growth potential at the company and can help build trust.

  • Strive for Open Communication

Every employee should be open-minded and willing to discuss new ideas. This means that some ideas are better than others. Don’t be afraid to politely discuss with your boss new ideas and to even tell them when you disagree with their ideas or approach to a project. Ultimately, you will follow their direction, but strive to create open communication because, in this way, you and your boss can both grow.

  • Be Yourself

Your boss knows you are human so it’s perfectly OK to let them know your limitations. Nearly everyone will come to a point when they need to discuss a problem with their boss, so be ashamed or intimidated when you have to do that as well. Whether the extra work hours are putting stress on your family life, or you are interested in some type of promotion, it’s important you stay true to yourself and understand that your boss will appreciate your honesty and confidence.

Become a Better Employee

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