Tom Sullivan, author and software vendor, answers the question, “What employee behavior upsets managers?” On the Quora website, he writes: I have held several management roles so far; Although I am an employee now. I am lucky to have a great manager and of course my manager is happy that I understand him. The fact […]
Tom Sullivan, author and software vendor, answers the question, “What employee behavior upsets managers?” On the Quora website, he writes: I have held several management roles so far; Although I am an employee now. I am lucky to have a great manager and of course my manager is happy that I understand him. The fact is that the manager is faced with many challenges that employees have no knowledge of. As an employee, you can make these challenges more difficult; Or, conversely, play a large role in resolving them. One of the main goals of an employee is to help his manager gain a good reputation with senior officials. If you can make your manager face less problems, you will make your professional life easier. Note these points: 1. Do not gossip about other employees This will make your manager pessimistic about the situation. He cannot agree with you; Because he feels he has to look at it from the other side as well. If you continue to gossip about your co-workers, your boss will no doubt take a negative view of you. It does not matter what is really going on in your department or what stupid employee is doing it; Avoid gossiping and slandering. Not only does slander create no value for you, it hurts both sides. Focus on your work and try to do your job in the best way and lighten the burden of your manager’s responsibilities. Do not interfere in the work of others in the workplace, and especially avoid telling your bosses about these issues. 2- Do not forget the details In most jobs, managers occasionally review the work of team members. If you are accustomed to ignoring the details of your job or constantly forgetting some of your responsibilities, you should reconsider your plans. Of course, it is the manager’s job to correct your mistakes, remind you how to do your job correctly and completely, and make sure that you finally succeed and get the job done well. But the last thing a manager needs is to argue with you. No one is interested in arguing. Believe it or not, your manager just wants you to succeed. So help him and put aside the negligence of the details. 3. Do not upset your manager with too many questions The manager has a duty to guide you when you have a problem or do not know how to do something. He should also share the necessary points with you when it comes to important decisions. However, the interactions you have with the manager or boss should be deeper and broader than just asking him or her to make decisions for you in times of trouble. Your manager has a lot of issues and situations during the day that need to be addressed. So if you have a question, it is better to share it with your colleagues first and ask them for help. Expand socializing with bosses to other topics; Such as good ideas, appreciation for your help, praise for the good performance of other colleagues, praise for the team, or non-work topics that you both enjoy. 4- Do not take full credit for work success Share your manager with the honors you earn. It is not at all good for your subordinates to constantly ask you for all the credit for the tasks they complete. It is better to put yourself in the place of your manager and understand his situation. It is pointless to expect to be always encouraged and announced at the company level. However, everyone will notice what progress you have made. If the CEO talks to you about projects that have ended well, consider this success the result of the efforts of the whole team and thank the team leader who is in charge of guiding you. If your manager helps you with difficult tasks, show your appreciation clearly. This will make the manager feel good and eventually the positive karma will return to you. 5. Do not hate bosses For whatever psychological reason, it is quite common for employees to dislike their boss. Of course, some managers have really horrible behaviors that disgust everyone; But most managers are not like that. You need to try to put yourself in the manager’s shoes and moderate your negative emotions. If there is a problem, look for a way to solve it. Maybe if you broaden your horizons, you will understand things better. I was the leader of a team when one of its members hated me very much. He did not speak directly and I did not know the cause of this negative feeling. Some time later, I came to the conclusion that this anger was due to the fact that I was younger than him. The employee felt that I did not respect him; While I was doing my best to show my respect and appreciation.
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