11 Ways to Make Your Boss Love You
No matter how good you are with people, it is not always easy to be in the good books of your boss. We give you some of the ways to change that.
1. Take time to know your boss
Not all bosses are the same. Just as each individual is different than the other, so is the case with the bosses. It is essential that you take some time to observe and understand the kind of person your boss is. What are his/her moral values, what are his/her work ethics, and how he/she likes to conduct himself/herself. This will give you an insight into how you should behave in her/his presence.
2. Always finish your targets on time
No matter what kind of a person your boss is, you will be expected to hit your targets every time. If you are consistent with the quality of your work, then your boss will notice your performance sooner or later. Being good at what you are supposed to do is one of the best ways to impress a boss.
3. Promise what you can deliver
Never make false promises to your boss. If you have given your word on some assignment or some deadline, then stick to it, no matter what. If you once fail to keep your word, then it will reflect badly on you. Also, if for some reason you are simply unable to deliver, then be proactive and let your boss know without waiting for him/her to check on you. Needless to say, don’t make this a habit.
4. Stay disciplined
No matter how informal you are with your boss, do not get carried away. Always come on time and focus on the tasks at hand. Even if you were partying with your boss the night before, make sure you turn up to office in time the next day and finish your targets. In short, do not try to improve your relationship with your boss at the expense of your work.
5. Be honest but not blunt
Most bosses appreciate their employees to be honest with them and speak their mind. Even if your boss is like that, make sure your honesty does not make you sound rude. Always keep in mind that he/she is your senior and be cautious of how you put your comments and suggestions across.
6. Avoid getting into lengthy arguments
Remember that when it comes to your boss, you do not always have to prove your point or tell him/her that you are right. If you feel that some situation is getting out of hand, it is better to put the argument at rest and probably convey your point later in the day, when the atmosphere is more appropriate. If you engage in an argument when your boss is already angry, then it won’t help.