About This Chapter
Establishing a Good Relationship With Your Manager - Chapter Summary
Adapting to a new work environment can be challenging, which is why it becomes important for employees to quickly establish quality relationships with their managers. This chapter's video lessons help employees accomplish this goal by teaching:
- How to impress a manager
- Things employees should never say to a manager
- Ways for employees to help their managers and coworkers succeed
- What it takes to sustain a strong relationship with a manager
You can access video timelines if you want to focus on specific lesson topics during your corporate training sessions. Transcripts are also available for individuals who want to review the lessons and can't access a computer or mobile device. After completing this chapter, employees can take an exam designed to reinforce the concepts covered in the lessons.
How It Helps
- Improves workplace relationships: The lessons can help your new hires not only learn what to say and not say to their managers, but ensure their interactions are always positive and constructive with their new coworkers.
- Strengthens confidence: This chapter encourages employees to have the confidence to respectfully present arguments to managers, take charge when appropriate and generally make others around them work better.
- Develops business acumen: Employees can learn positive workplace behaviors and develop conflict management skills that can develop their business acumen.
Completing this chapter can help your new employees:
- Outline tips for impressing managers, including maintaining a good attitude and taking part in office activities
- Learn the phrases that should never be spoken to a manager
- Detail strategies for taking pressure away from managers and coworkers to enhance the work environment and overall productivity
- Explain the skills needed to maintain a good relationship with a manager
1. Ways to Impress Your Manager
This lesson will discuss how to build a strong relationship with your boss. We'll discuss communication, social interactions, organizational skills, and team work.
2. What Not to Say to Your Manager
In this lesson, we will discuss tips on how employees can build a better relationship with their manager by steering clear of things that bosses hate to hear. This lesson provides a list of things that should not be said, and a list of phrases bosses love to hear.
3. Helping Your Manager & Coworkers Succeed
In this lesson, you will learn key steps for helping your manager and coworkers succeed. Through your approach to teamwork, the team can achieve its goals.
4. Practical Application: Helping Your Manager & Coworkers Succeed as a New Hire
Individual success as an employee is often reliant on having great colleagues and supervisors. For this reason, it is in the best interest of any individual employee to make those around them as successful as possible.
5. Sustaining a Strong Relationship With Your Manager
Sustaining a strong relationship with your manager takes effort and time, much like any other relationship. This lesson outlines a few ways to accomplish this objective.
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