While the work-from-home marathon continues for many, it's easy to feel cocooned in the home office bubble. But you should not forget about your boss and fostering your relationship with him or her. Managing up should be part of your daily routine. Being a strong communicator and knowing their likes and dislikes can vastly improve your chances at recognition, raises and promotions. Here are a few more tricks to managing up effectively:
- Be a sleuth and understand the five Ws [who, what, when, where and why] of any project for confirmation and clarity.
- Be proactive and not just reactionary.
- Focus on establishing trust.
- Try not to burden your boss with any unnecessary work.
- Remember you are part of a team, and empathetic team members keep a team healthy in ways that a sole focus on excellence does not.
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