Organizations perform better when their teams are collaborative and efficient. One way to do this is for employees to manage up.
Managing up is a mindset, not a technique that can shape a career. Managing up means building productive relationships, understanding and adapting to your supervisor’s communication and decision-making styles. This might call for customizing the communication approach to several different people.
So, what exactly does managing up look like?
- Trusting your boss
- Customize your behavior to their preferred communication
- Be a proactive problem solver
- Leverage the One Challenge Rule -- It is okay to challenge your superiors, to get the person to look at another perspective, but only once
- Understand your company culture and your boss’ goals and pressures
- Create value for the organization
Join Barbara A.F. Greene, Jim Eskin, Mike Davis and Richard Ortega on March 17 at 4 p.m. as they discuss how the managing up mindset can be effective in the nonprofit development realm.
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