Managing Up

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Managing Up

On January 7, 2016, Posted by , In Business Process Review,Innovation,Management, With No Comments

As you gain more experience in your career especially as you get closer to the top you will realize that you tend to manage up more than manage down.

As the steps in the ladder reaches the top decision maker’s values, influence and emotional situation contributes a lot on the output of their decisions.

Most of the time you need to manage your boss for things not to get out of hand. Here are some of the tips on how to deal with this situation.

1. Explain the Consequences. Try to explain the impact or the risks involves but if they still want to push through with their decision then at least you have communicated this to them. If you can document this through e-mail it would be better.

2. Shake It Off. Boss tends to misbehave and say harsh words especially when they are trying to impose something to you. Don’t take it personally, it’s just work. Let them cool down and everything would be okay.

3. It’s their decision. If things doesn’t go your way or even if you totally don’t understand your boss decisions stop worrying about it.It’s their company and it’s their decision as long as you have done your part then that’s okay.

4. You always have a choice. At the end of it all you have is CHOICE. You can decide to stay and work with the company or that person or walk away. No one is forcing you to stay. If you don’t like what is going on or how you are being treated and you have exhaust all options then you can consider moving on. If you want to survive in an organization you have to learn both managing up and down. It takes a lot of patience but it would pay off at the end.


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