6 ways to maintain a healthy professional relationship with your boss



Let’s be honest—sharing an unhealthy equation with your manager can make your professional life really stressful.

It not just leads to a negative environment but also impacts your own productivity and sanity at work.

If you think maintaining a healthy professional relationship with your manager is no less than rocket science, you might be wrong.

The key to sharing a good relationship with your manager is not working incessantly for hours or being a people pleaser.

Here are a few ways (rather smart habits) that will help you become a good employee…

1. Get to know your manager better

Trying to understand the way your manager likes to work can be a good start. For instance, do they like to communicate everything through an email or verbally? Do they prefer to create the work plan for the entire week in advance or decide the work a day before? Most importantly, what are their work-related expectations from you? Try to understand their work habits and goals, and both (you and the manager) will be on the same page most of the times.

2. Always keep them informed about your work

Always keep your manager informed about everything that is going on at the work front. This also applies to the times when you have made a mistake or there is any other unpleasant news. If possible, keep them updated with your daily work and highlight the progress you have made. Trust us, every manager wants such trustworthy and responsible members in their team.

3. Meet your deadlines

Do not forget that your manager also has to report to their senior, and they also get pulled up for their work. Therefore, a manager always appreciates those who take their work seriously and adhere to the deadlines. PS: This does not apply when their demands are unreasonable or the deadlines are impossible to achieve.

4. Offer solutions, not problems

Nobody likes a person who cribs about problems all the time instead of focusing on finding a solution. Try cultivating a solution-oriented approach towards everything at work and be adaptable to change. You can overcome any problem, be it with work or colleagues, with a positive attitude.

​5. Think before you make a commitment

Always be true to your words. If you have made a commitment to get a project or work done, make sure you fulfill it at any cost. Understand that your boss has trusted you with the work and depends on your commitment to get it done.

​6. Have good work ethics

Having good work ethics help in building a healthy professional relationship with your manager and colleagues in the long run. Maintain a friendly equation with your seniors but avoid participating in idle talks. Always remember that there’s no alternative to hard work, and give your best shot to everything. Try to come and leave office on time (work-life balance matters!) and most importantly, limit the usage of social media at your workplace.

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