Thursday, October 16, 2008

Tip of the Day: (For Employees) How to communicate better with your boss

In honor of National Boss Day (today) we have three tips on effective communication from consulting firm Adecco. In keeping with our larger theme of more frequent communications from HR, distribute these to your employees with a short note about National Boss Day.

  1. Be transparent: Keeping an open and honest line of communication
between you and your manager is one of the best ways to create an
effective working relationship. Discuss potential problems instead of
waiting for actual problems to arise.
2. Bosses are people too: When a personal relationship is non-existent,
it's quite easy to forget that your boss is an employee just as you
are. Many of the same stresses you experience at work are the same they
experience as well. Connecting on a more personal level, like
discussing a similar frustration or discussing the difficulties of
achieving work/life balance, will create a culture of understanding
that will ultimately provide a better working relationship.
3. Respect their position: No matter how close you are with your boss,
always respect their position and the job they have to do. If personal
and professional lines become blurred, it sets the stage for
uncomfortable situations to arise that will negatively affect the

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