7 Ways to Impress Your Boss With Your Work
Impressing your boss with your work will go a long way in charting your career path and determining your future in the organization and there onward. No matter how long you plan to stick to the current organization, how much growth you can achieve in the stipulated time period will also reflect in your resume and will eventually get you better job offers should you seek to switch in the future. Listed here are 7 ways to impress your boss with your work.
1. Imitate your boss
The first trick is to imitate your boss. Note his/her mannerisms, habits, way and style of handling things, and just imitate them. Pretend you are the boss and do exactly as he/she would have done it. Whether it is sending emails or a way of speaking over the phone, or even making a presentation, know what he/she would do in a similar situation and how he/she would have done it, and just imitate it. When you act or even pretend to act like just your boss, he/she is bound to like you more than others! It is human psychology to get attracted to and like people who are more like us.
2. Share inside information
You should be your boss’s information provider. Gossips and rumors go around in workplaces everywhere but higher up in the administrative hierarchy, these tend to fade away and hardly reach the ears of those who are the head honchos. So you should be the trusted one who has easy access both higher up and lower end of this hierarchical ladder and be able to give critical information about what people are thinking and talking about. But you must be very careful when you do this, because you do not want to infuriate anyone or fall in your coworkers’ bad books. Just share as much as is safe and do not put anybody’s head under a guillotine.
3. Flatter him/her
No matter how egregious it sounds, but this is exactly how the real world works, sadly. You have to and must suck up to your boss in order to move ahead in your career at a relatively faster pace than your coworkers. The risk of being accused of debauchery behind your back will always be there if you are our boss’s favorite, but you know what you want and what others think or say behind your back really does not matter. Subtle flattery will go a long way in determining where you are headed in the organization.
4. Show your boss you are focused
You must do this by being able to say ‘No’ as more or less everyone takes up more work than they can handle just in the hope of climbing up the success ladder faster, but eventually everything comes apart when they realize that it is too much to be done in a given time and by one person. So you must know when and to whom to say ‘No’ and for what reason. Declining help to your colleague because you have something to do for your boss will show how focused you are and what you consider more important. However, you must also be able to say ‘No’ to your boss if he/she gives you more work than is feasible. But of course, you would do it in a subtle way by asking him/her which task should be prioritized and be completed first and which ones can be postponed without much hitch.