Everyone wants to have a rewarding and fulfilling career. People seek for jobs that will match their interests and needs. We also have our own requirements for an ideal company to work for. Apart from good compensation and stability, a healthy and positive work environment makes employees stay and establish long-term goals with the employer. We are bound to stay longer and work better if we easily get along well with everyone in the company. We are more likely to build good rapport with our work colleagues.
But establishing a relationship with the management can be a little challenging. In fact, some employees do not bother to attempt creating a connection with their managers and team leaders.
There are many factors employees jump from one job to another. One of these is poor quality relationships with superiors. It could be a lack of effort from the employee to connect with those in the higher level of hierarchy or it could be the other way around. Choosing who to create relationships with can be significant for us, but in a work setting, it is crucial to be cordial with everyone, especially your bosses. Learning how to establish a connection with your manager or team leader will be advantageous for your career development.
Making a Good First Impression
Managers and team leaders are always on the lookout for potential talents in a company especially if the organization puts a high regard on the growth and development of every working individual. Although you are working hand in hand with other work associates on a project or task, you also have a personal need to satisfy when it comes to your career growth.
Getting up the ladder in the company hierarchy is a common goal of most employees. This may require great effort and patience, but if you have created a good first impression from your superiors, they are definitely keeping an eye on the progress of your performance. The nice thing about it, too, is that they start to trust you as an outstanding employee so it is easy to build a good relationship with them.
Performing consistently in a manner that will impress your manager or team leader is a sure way to get their attention. Superiors are more likely to offer a good working relationship with an employee who makes a lasting good first impression. To maintain the positive impression and strengthen the connection, always bring out the best in you and put your best foot forward in every project or work assignment.
Respect Your Superiors
More often than not, we look up to our bosses as good examples of professional people in the company. We set a high level of respect for them. However, there are certain managers and team leaders who can be abusive or manipulative of their power. Nevertheless, they still deserve some kind of respect because we are not born equal. They, too, have their own weaknesses and flaws.
Just as you are respected for your own little failures and shortcomings at work, do the same with your superiors. One way of showing respect for them is to be obedient in their instructions. Another is not to spread rumors about them when you notice some imperfections with their leadership. Respecting each other’s differences paves the way for a positive and healthy relationship with each other. Your boss will pay you back a good amount of respect and would even decide to build a better relationship with you.
Connect with Your Boss
Here is something employees will find really challenging to do—connecting with their superiors. One factor that hinders working individuals to do such is the feeling of intimidation. Inferiority complex is also another reason. Well, why not try connecting with them? After all, your manager or team leader is still human like you who have the need to socialize and get along with their members.
In fact, they will appreciate it even better if employees treat them as work peers instead of not being approached. A nice approach in connecting with them is to invite them during team socializations or make them a part of team activities. Give it a try and notice how easy it will be to build a relationship with them since they will readily offer you a cordial connection in return.