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How to Improve your Relationship with your Boss

Relationship with Boss

One of the most important factors for driving employee engagement is a good relationship between that employee and their immediate boss or supervisor. The question then becomes how to maintain a good relationship once and, more importantly, how to improve a relationship that’s lacking. In Australia, as in any other country, the medical field tends to be a stressful one, and there is always a chance that a surgeon might have a conflict with the head of surgery or that another medical employee could have issues with his or her boss. Today, we’ll give you some helpful advice to show you how to keep you and the boss on good terms.

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Don’t be afraid to ask

In today’s jobs, whether in healthcare or other fields, the relationship between boss and employee isn’t what it used to be. On one hand, bosses are expected to be more sensitive to the needs of their employees. On the other hand, employees are expected to be able to do more things with less guidance and hand-holding. This creates an atmosphere in which it is vital to speak up.

Get yourself a clear picture of what your boss expects of you by asking the important questions. How frequently do you prefer me to check in with you? If I run across something that’s giving me trouble, what is the best method for me to reach you? Don’t guess at it. Ask and find out the right answer. By doing so, you’ll be able to do more without asking so much, and that will be good for both you and the boss.

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Deal with favoritism carefully

In most jobs, bosses have their favorites. There are certain employees that the boss just seems to like better, and you can see it by the fact that they get the extra projects or that they seem to gain favor from the boss for no reason at all. This can cause you to want to boost yourself higher in the boss’ eyes, and rightly so. The key is doing it the right way.

You might be in the position where you feel desperate to get the boss’ attention, but chances are that you won’t get anywhere by just saying, “Hey boss, like me too!”. Instead, let your actions speak for themselves. Do your very best each and every day and let your performance be what ingratiates you. Additionally, be sure to form good relationships with your coworkers. By being well-liked and respected by others on your team, you’re that much more likely to get the boss’ attention in a good way.

Having a great relationship with your boss is essential for having a successful career. Hopefully, our tips with be able to help you succeed at both.

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