Let's face it, dealing with tough managers has never been an easy task, and it's become exponentially more challenging from a remote-pandemic standpoint. Gone are the days for many of us when we could just pop into a boss's office for clarity on a subject or project. Here are some useful tips on communicating with a tough boss from afar:
First, it's important to establish how you're going to communicate. Decide whether it's video conference, simple text or traditional email. The medium can be just as important as the message.
Assess what is or isn't working with communication styles and methods and adjust accordingly.
Help your manager to help you. Being direct and proactive with ideas on how to improve situations may help you influence your manager on how to get the best out of you.
- If escalation is needed, know your organisation’s policies and protocols.
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