New year, new job, new boss. That means new goals, new responsibilities and new expectations. Yep, it’s a lot to take in - and sometimes it can lead to feeling overwhelmed, overworked and disheartened.
But instead of dealing with your troubles by spreading chismis about your boss, why not sit down with him or her to ask a bunch of questions and clear the air?
When you begin a new role, it can be difficult to know what is expected of you. While you might be furnished with KPIs and annual targets, there’s a certain amount of mind-reading expected when it comes to how your boss prefers certain things to be handled or dealt with. The best way around the situation? Ask him or her! You need to figure out their work and management style, as much as they need to get to know you.
So, once you’re settled in your new office - or even if you’ve been there a while but are having trouble connecting with your boss - initiate a casual meeting to have a chat and ask these six simple questions.
The answers you receive from these questions will undoubtedly help you do your job better. You’ll have a stronger understanding of what’s expected of you, and you will see things more clearly from your manager’s point of view - and that’s a recipe for success for you both. Apir!
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