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Friday, August 13, 2010

Tips to Impress Boss in Office

Everyone wants to impress his or her boss in office. Indeed, in our lives everyone reports someone or other. Even chief executive officers of fortune hundred companies reports to their boards, board members reports to their chairman, and chairman of the board reports to the shareholders or private owners. Therefore, the system of reporting is closed. No one escapes the reporting obligation.

Nevertheless, in every stages of this obligation structure one thing stands common i.e. how to keep our bosses happy? Indeed, one of the top questions everybody asks. Regardless, why we should please our bosses and our boss please his boss and so on. If one need a steady paying job, or want to grow in the job, one must be willing to do everything to keep his or her boss happy. Please note that all we do to please our bosses remains within moral and ethical grounds, however.

The following list the most visible aspects that pleases your boss and earn you credits.

1. Give first priority to assignments from your boss
Even if you have many pending tasks from your colleagues or customers, treat assignments from your boss with highest priority. Let your boss chose what task done first. Let him or her feel like a boss. Do not ever ignore or forget the task given by your boss. Make a calendar for every task to complete and monitor the progress. Even if you have to overstretch yourself to complete the task assigned by your boss, do that. Indeed, your efforts will help your boss to earn some credit from her superiors. You will earn goodwill with your boss, in addition.

2. Give credit to your boss on all occasions

When you complete a task, do not forget to praise her for her unconditional support. After successful completion of assignments, in addition to your regular assignment report, write a separate mail thanking her for supporting you to complete the assignment, and mark a copy to her boss. This would certainly please her most.

3. Talk good about your boss behind her back
Always remember to talk good about your boss in your office. Do not ever badmouth her. If you say anything on your boss, in one way or other it will reach her ears one day. Therefore, keep your criticisms to yourself and talk good about her.

4. Keep your boss informed when you get assignments from superior of your boss
Do not keep your boss in dark about assignments you get directly from her superiors. Discuss the assignment with your boss and keep her informed regularly. Indeed, her boss may casually ask about the assignment progress, she feel embarrassed if you had not discussed about the assignment with her. It will put her in negative light in front of her boss and certainly earn your bad credit.

5. Do not ever bypass your boss
Importantly, do not ever bypass your boss with anything you do in your office. Remember if anybody can defend you when you are cornered, it is your boss. If you lose trust with your boss, you will be on your own. Willful bypassing amounts to insubordination and not tolerated by anyone. You will find no supporters for this.

6. Be the first to applaud when your boss finishes her speech.
A speaker instantly notices the first person who applauds. In addition, you can stand up and applaud immediately after your boss finished her speech. This creates powerful impression. It will surely please your boss. A word of caution: use this technique only on occasions of celebrations of some kind, though. Not when lay off announcements made, or salary cuts announced. Use your discretion.

7. Carry a notepad whenever you meet your boss in your office
Taking notes when meeting with your boss creates a good impression of you, in addition, make her to feel important. Taking notes also helps you to avoid missing points that your boss wanted you to do.