In companies and organizations, employees are often told how important it is to manage up with your boss.
Have you heard that phrase before? Basically, managing up means to be sensitive to what your boss needs and how to deliver it. Examples of managing up include keeping your boss informed on what you’re working on, speaking in a way that your boss can listen and understand, and performing your tasks based on your boss’s preferred workstyle, among others.
When you manage up, you are more likely to earn your boss’s trust, as well as have a more positive day-to-day relationship. Managing up also helps to assure that your boss will be more likely to cut you some slack when you need it, like when you’re having a bad day, or need take a day for a medical test or a doctor’s appointment. As Jason said, staying under the radar with your boss isn’t necessarily going to benefit you.
I wrote an article about this topic recently. Here’s a link:
So what about you? Does your diabetes affect the way you communicate with your boss? Are you extra careful to manage up to make sure he/she is on your side if a health issue comes up? Do you directly discuss your diabetes with your boss? Or do you do everything you can to keep it to yourself.
Really interested to hear from you!
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