Somehow you’ve ended up on your boss’s bad side. You can feel the tension in the office and it is making you uneasy. What should you do now? Following are some tips to be on your boss’s good side.
Clear the Air
It is always better to know where you’ve gotten sideways. Some examples of great comments and questions to pose to your boss are:
- I feel like there are things that I could do better and I’d like some suggestions from you on where I should start.
- Are there ways that I could better support the goals that you need to achieve at work?
- If you could change one thing about my work performance, what would it be?
Attitude is Everything
It is possible that your boss is having struggles at work that don’t involve you, is having personal issues, or simply is too busy and overworked. There is a chance that you only feel like you are on your boss’s bad side, when in fact you are not. The best way to overcome this is to retain a positive attitude. Many executives share with me that they would give anything to have a few more positive people on their teams. They tell me that they like a positive outlook, content most of the time, satisfied employees that are happy for their job and appreciative of their positions. Try it, you may find that the office ‘air’ clears up.
Under all circumstances and in every situation, concentrate on performance. Even if your boss is unhappy with you for any reason – achieving incredible results will overcome his/her concerns. Results matter. Amazing results can overcome any circumstance. Work diligently and focus on achieving results. Your results will speak loudly and will help you to overcome whatever it was that ended you up on your boss’s bad side in the first place. Best of luck.
by Bethany Williams