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Six things that will keep your boss happy.

September 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Business, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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(ThyBlackMan.com) You work hard and you deserve love from your boss. Keeping your boss happy is not being a ‘yes’ man. If you are working for multiple bosses, or one, it’s important to make a lasting impressing and keep them happy. The big question is – how to keep your boss happy?

Here are some easy ways to make sure that you keep your boss happy. Keeping people happy is an art, learn it here.

1. Give positive signals

Don’t be a pushover, but avoid giving negative signals as much as possible. Keep your body language positive, offer criticism only when it’s required, avoid office gossip and politics, and be ready to accept criticism. Always respect yourself, your boss and your workplace. By doing so, you not only give positive signals, you become more likable at work.

2. Resist some urges

There will be times when you would want to say it loud “we did it better at my old job” or “we are doing it wrong here.” Don’t speak any such things unless you gain the authority to speak about such things. You must be credible to talk about any such things. Making recommendations is good, but not always. If you can’t resist, make sure you frame your words in a positive way. Rather than criticizing, say that “maybe this solution could work!

3. A bit of extra knowledge

Knowing more than what your job requires doesn’t hurt anyone in any way. Attending a training to learn some new skills can open the doors for new opportunities. There are chances that this attitude can help you get a position in the company where you become an inseparable part of it. Extra layers of knowledge will always help you keep your boss happy because anyone at work can be in need of your special abilities. Business owners and managers like people who know more than what their job requires.

4. Keep your boss updated

From being present to sending work status reports, keeping your boss updated not only makes him understand that you care about the business, but it is also a way to maintain trust and transparency in your relationship with boss. If you’re very productive, it will help them see how nicely you do things at work and regular reporting can also help him understand what you are doing and what you will be doing after the current project. Sharing updates reflect your sincerity and it is one of the most important things to keep your boss happy.

5. Fix problems before they notice

Mistakes are a part of human life because nobody is perfect. Many bosses understand very well that employees can make mistakes, but it is your responsibility to fix the problems before they do. Review yourself and your work. It is one of the best ways to keep things on track. An honest review can tell you many things about your work ethics, so before your boss starts noticing your mistakes or starts correcting them, you do it. He is not there to do the work you are assigned to do. You should have a clear idea of how the problem can be solved and make sure fixing them before your boss even comes to you.

6. Don’t over-commit

New employees often over-commit to projects. If you are a new employee, you may not be knowing how something will happen, and in such condition, taking a new challenge just because you want to show that you love your company and your boss, can turn out to be a disaster for your career. Know your limits and keep everyone informed about them. There’s nothing wrong in doing two things well rather than doing 5 things at the same time and creating a mess.

Employees who work honestly and with the positive attitude make their boss happy. Your boss is managing many people and things, keeping them happy through success is the key to making them love you and your professionalism. Do the right things at the right moments, all your boss needs is an employee who understands his goals and works to achieve them.

Staff Writer; Corey Shaw

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