Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Efficiently work with your boss in three easy ways

Secure annual goals and expectations.  This is a concrete step to clearly comprehend the output your supervisor anticipates from you for the year.  It affords you an chance to clear up these expectations, and decide the resources you’ll have to accomplish the goals—human, financial, training, etc. or perhaps travel sometimes, consider SE Asian cities such as Jakarta Indonesia, KL Malaysia, Beijing China or maybe Bangkok Thailand!

This also inaugurates the basis for forthcoming discourse on performance throughout the year.  The yearly document develops into standard for assessment of your efforts.

Warning! Seek quarterly “pulse checks” on your performance.  These meetings afford a foundation for standardizing performance versus expectations.  The goal is to regulate if you are on the right path to achieve your goals and change behavior/actions/plans as necessary to stay on track.

Quarterly meetings are spaced far enough apart to allow you to have significant discussion of performance.  There are adequate data points to highlight strengths and opportunities with ample examples of each.

Prominently, you must use this response to adapt your performance as arranged.  This method will keep you associated with your supervisor to break away from any complaint in the future.

Finally, offer monthly and/or weekly updates.  The regularity of these updates differs on your role and relationship with your supervisor.  The objective is to protect alignment on key projects and priorities.

One proposal is one page document with three sections.  In the first section; provide highlights of accomplishments from the prior period.  This allows your supervisor to learn of your recent accomplishments.

In section two, outline the projects and priority of those projects for the upcoming period.  This provides your supervisor the opportunity to weigh in on your projects and the priorities.  After the review, you should reach agreement on the priorities for the next period.

Finally, in section three, list areas where input is needed from your supervisor.   This may include decisions required.  The supervisor will now be aware of those needs.  You may also be able to schedule time as needed.

Communicating with your supervisor and staying aligned can avoid gaps and increase the quality of your work experience.

Westhill Consulting Career and Employment, Australi says, if you want to work smoothly with the boss the number one rule is, never outshine your boss.