Building a Strong Working Relationship with Your Boss

The bottom line is that you can improve your working relationship with your boss by being a reliable and responsible team player.

Being reliable means doing what you say you’re going to do—and ideally, a little bit more.

Being responsible means taking ownership of your work and mistakes, communicating problems early, and telling your boss when a commitment is unrealistic.

And finally, being a team player means approaching challenges with a can-do attitude, as well as approaching the rest of your team with a genuine desire to support one another’s success.

Ask your boss for regular feedback. If you want to know how you could be a better employee, why not ask your boss directly?

Your boss will appreciate your initiative, and you can glean some helpful tips to develop as an individual and improve your professional relationship.

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