Five Secrets to Gaining Your Manager’s Trust for Success in the Workplace
Trust is an important part of teambuilding. Creating an environment of trust helps to foster team productivity and increases cohesiveness that takes your team to the next level. Creating trust between you and your manager creates new freedoms and opportunities for you.
Trust between you and your manager is built over time. However, it can be broken in a moment. Continuously work to ensure that the trust between you and your manager is solid. The following are five secrets to gaining the trust of your manager:
Inform Your Manager of Challenging Situations – Managers don’t like to be the last person to know about a challenging situation. Your manager especially doesn’t like to hear about a challenging situation involving their department or team from another peer or upper management. Invest the time to keep your manager informed of any situation that could potentially be challenging or has escalated. Bring your manager in on the situation and ask for their feedback and help.
Return Calls, Emails, Etc. in a Timely Manner – In this age of technology and communication, there is never a reason not to return your manager’s communication in a timely manner. Your manager needs the information you provide them to make time-sensitive decisions. Quickly answering your manager’s communication shows you respect your manager and that you are a team player. The same applies to communicating with your customers and other members in the organization. You want to gain a reputation as someone who quickly answers communication and works to help others, whether inside the organization or outside the organization.
Deliver What You Promised – We all want to impress our managers. Managers trust employees who can continually deliver on their promises. Make sure you deliver on your promises to your manager. If it turns out that you can’t deliver, talk with your manager and explain what the situation is and ask for their help. But overall, manage your time and resources so you can deliver on your promise to your manager ahead of time. Remember, it is far better to under promise and over deliver than to over promise and under deliver. (Read the rest of the article atManager)
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