How to handle the relationship with your boss



Question: How is the prototype copes “difficult boss”?

Answer: Getting cope with a difficult boss is a big challenge but it is often possible. First, you should try to understand the reasons for the difficult behavior of her boss. Assuming your boss generally behaves quite reasonable and that their difficult behavior seems to be a result of stress overload rather than their character, there are good chances that such behavior can be modified. If your boss’s behavior seems to reflect a chronic abusive and hostile interaction style regardless of the degree of stress in the workplace, the likelihood that such behavior can change are minor. In fact, you may wish to seek guidance from a trusted mentor or HR professional to evaluate your options.
Second, you must deal with their own negative emotions regarding the conduct of its peer boss not to adopt a counterproductive behavior (eg, display uncooperative or fight your boss).
Third, once you understand and overcome their own negative reactions, you can work to communicate their concerns, framed in a positive and useful way, creating a good environment for problem solving.

Question: If you feel your boss criticizes you unfairly, what is the best way to put to your concerns?

Answer: You should discuss your concerns and not face his boss. There is a difference. You must develop the conversation about their concerns without creating confrontations. As in a marriage, you should try to handle their complaints so that not do more damage to your relationship.

Question: What is the best way to respond to criticism from your boss?

Answer: Try to see the criticism as valuable information to perform better, not as a personal attack. Try to separate your personal ego of his working image. Try to control their impulses by all means not to react emotionally or defensively. Try to see the criticism as an opportunity to work with your boss in a development plan. Consider your boss to be a member of this plan, rather than seen as a victim of a power struggle.

Question: What is the current trend of job stress? Is there more or less stress?

Answer: The reduction and reorganization of companies in the United States during the last 10 to 15 years has created pressures and tensions unequivocal. Most employees have job insecurity and a very real and constant fear of losing their jobs. The impact of job loss on individuals and their families is enormous. According to the New York Times, since 1979 in the United States more than 43 million jobs were lost.

Question: How can experienced employees help reduce stressors in the workplace?

Answer: When employees feel less like “victims of circumstances beyond their control”, they feel more empowered. Employees who receive communications consistently sincere and timely management on the status of their careers and receive more responsibility to directly manage their careers and labor relations tend to be less anxious and feel highly motivated. Although job security is no longer a guarantee, experienced and with more information and responsibility for their future, employees tend to react positively together because they feel less helpless.

Question: Sometimes employees are hesitant to talk to your boss about criticism. Is there any way to overcome this fear of reprisals?

Answer: The chances that your fear of retaliation becomes a reality will be significantly reduced to the extent that it can discuss with your boss criticism reasonably, not impulsive or defensively. You can prevent your boss is angry with you and, therefore, retaliating if you plan carefully and establish a diplomatic communication.

Question: What is the best way to try to deal with stress in the workplace?

Answer: Stress always in the eye of the beholder. What can cause stress in the workplace to an employee, perhaps not even worry to another. The key to coping with stress is to know the specific stresses of the work environment to which you are especially sensitive and warning signs your body and mind that indicate stress overload. Once you have identified your vulnerability, you can create continuous stress management strategies to cope with situations.
If you do not feel able to handle this process alone or overwhelmed, it may be helpful to consult a professional who has objectivity as, for example, a psychologist. The collaboration of a professional can give very good results in making you feel more prepared to handle the stresses.

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