What’s Your Boss’s Working Style?


Learn your boss’s style to improve your working relationship.

Everyone has his or her own style of working. Mostly it is a function of their personality. Sometimes it might be habits – whether they are good or bad. If you are just starting a relationship with a new boss or you have been working together for some time, you can study and adapt to his or her work style.

Here are just three examples:

• If your boss is a morning person, approach early. If your boss comes alive at the crack of noon, try afternoon.

• If super fast-paced, then be super quick! If way slow, then be way patient.

• If outgoing, then talk a lot. If introverted, then be a person of few words. Meet your boss where he or she is – not where you want them to be.

To help you learn and earn from your boss’s style, ask yourself the following questions: 

• Is your boss more people or task-oriented?

• More outgoing or introverted?

• More dominant or serving?

• More perfection-oriented or “close enough?”

• More one-thing-at-a-time or juggling-many-things-at-once?

Learn your boss’s style. Treat your boss as he/she wants to be treated, not as you might want to be treated. You will earn your boss’s respect and support.

“He who sows bountifully shall also reap bountifully.” 2 Corinthians 9:6

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