What to Do When You and Your Boss Aren’t Getting Along

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you “stay aligned with the priorities of the organization, understand its constraints, and get access to the resources you need to get things done,” she says. Work is not a popularity contest, but “the reality is, your boss’s opinion of you matters,” says Jean-François Manzoni, professor of management practice at INSEAD. If you have an inkling that your boss isn’t keen on you, the first question you need to ask, according to Manzoni, is whether you’re sure the problem is you. “Maybe your boss is cold, distant, or a more contained individual who doesn’t convey much positive affect,” he says. He suggests you “try to figure out whether there is specific annoyance directed at you.

Key Takeaways:

  • If you have an inkling that your boss isn’t keen on you, the first question you need to ask, according to Manzoni, is whether you’re sure the problem is you.
  • If you have done something to undermine your boss or lose their trust, it’s up to you to take responsibility.
  • If you’re “unsure of what your boss expects, it’s time to clarify,” says Hill.

“Being on great terms with your manager helps you “stay aligned with the priorities of the organization, understand its constraints, and get access to the resources you need to get things done,” she says.”

https://hbr.org/2016/08/what-to-do-when-you-and-your-boss-arent-getting-along

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