Communicating With Your Boss
Depending on your job, you might have a boss that gives off the image of intimidation, or maybe a boss that seems pretty down to earth and easy to talk to. Either way, whenever you communicate with that boss, it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed because, well, they can fire you. So, whenever you are communicating with that boss, whether that be through the phone, e-mail, or face-to-face, you give off an impression of yourself–something that your boss is sure to associate with you the next time you interact. This article offers some tips on how to effectively communicate with your boss, and perhaps more importantly, leave a positive impression that might help you in the future.
Similar to what we’ve learned in class, the overarching theme in this article is to essentially make your communication “reader-centered.” You should understand the boss’s views on the topic you are discussing, understand his or her perspective, and to find out the little things about him or her as well. On top of that, this article recommends asking questions, staying positive in whatever you say, and to learn from how other workers interact with the boss. All of these suggestions seem reasonable, and would most likely help to foster improved communication between any employee and his or her boss. So, in the end, this article offers some good advice on how to communicate with your boss in a way that will achieve successful communication, as well as leave a positive impression of you with your boss. In the end, that’s really all you can ask for.