In day to day schedule, in-office lots of positive as well as negative things are happening. Many issues arising due to practical reasons, sometimes may be due to mismanagement as well as misunderstanding. Some may make mistakes knowingly or unknowingly. All things need to be tackled in the proper way. In this process confront the boss is very important. Here we look at a few tips to confront your boss regarding any issue in the office.
Some feel that telling the boss the truth is like professional suicide but that is not true. Unable to face issues, speaking the truth, and learn has dire consequences. Anyhow boss is boss. However, they are human beings. It is really important to leave criticism in a way that will be heard, understood, and appreciated. Tough conversation with a boss needs to be done, for best or worse. If it’s done well, it can build a strong bond between the two.
1) PROMINENTLY DO POSITIVE
This is not actually as simple as describing things that are going right, then bad news, and finishing with positive. Every time clear feedback is expected by the boss, and you need to follow that. Also tell the boss what to do more, what to stop doing, and what can be done differently.
2) USE ‘I’ STATEMENTS
I statement likely to put your boss on the defensive. If you say ‘I feel that our employees feel afraid of criticism if they speak.’ Such statements offer perspective. There can be different versions of the truth. This statement is good as it opens doors for discussion, interpretation, and alignment.
3) FOCUS ON COMMON GROUND
You and your boss are working together and both working to succeed. While addressing problems specify the things properly and with a particular decision and plan to achieve goals. The boss is always likely to hear feedback from someone who makes a solid argument for the common good.
4) ASK QUESTIONS
Boss is always superior and knows more than you do. You should be in the right direction and you should be right before making a point to the boss. Open your dialogue and mix it with a few questions that may help the boss to understand the situation. You will surely get positive feedback with more information.
5) OFFER SOLUTION
If you have an opinion you have responsibility. Always discuss in the proper way regarding any issue arising in the office and you need to offer a solution. Whichever solution you have you need to express very well.