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How to Effectively Communicate with Your Boss

October 11, 2019

How to Effectively Communicate with Your Boss. Whether you’re gunning for a raise or just
want your boss to stop picking on you, this will help. You will need Timing A good attitude and listening
skills. Step 1. Schedule chats with your boss between 9 a.m.
and 11 a.m. Research shows that’s when employers are
most open to requests and suggestions—plus they’re just plain friendlier in the morning. Step 2. Seeing the boss? If it’s a woman, sit directly across from
her. If it’s a man, subtly park your chair at
a right angle. Studies show women feel more comfortable face
to face, while men are more relaxed at a 90-degree angle. Step 3. Never make excuses—even if you’re in the
right. Evading responsibility is employers’ number
one pet peeve, according to surveys. If you’re criticized, just say, “It won’t
happen again,” and let it go. Step 4. Don’t mumble. It makes you seem indecisive and will just
plain annoy the boss if she has to strain to understand you. If you’re in the habit of saying “um”—break
it! It makes you appear both insecure and stupid—not
traits your boss wants to see in an employee. Step 5. Be positive—even when you have a beef with
the boss. If you approach your employer with a “here’s
how we can improve this” attitude, rather than from a whiney, “this isn’t working”
standpoint, you’ll win major points. Step 6. Talking less and listening more is the best
thing you can do to impress the boss. And, hey, you just might learn something. Did you know Only 36% of workers say their
boss is honest and has integrity, and only 29% believe management cares about them.

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  • Reply Naishell1 August 19, 2010 at 11:17 pm

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  • Reply Geoff Dillow August 19, 2010 at 11:31 pm


  • Reply aliskey62389 August 20, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    @LuvYaFromChicago I would say that's true mainly because nothing bad has probably happened yet as opposed to all the stress that has ALREADY happened by 4pm. Plus, most people are most alert that time of day anyway

  • Reply mkmny2010 August 23, 2010 at 3:38 am

    Q: How to effectively communicate with your boss
    A: Be your own Boss.

  • Reply mysterymystery66 July 9, 2011 at 11:27 am

    and what if your`e boss watched the video and sees you are doing the same thing they said here the next morning?

  • Reply Thugarwal August 21, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Based on personal mishaps, I can say tht this is some of the most amazing advice!

  • Reply Thugarwal August 21, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Great video!

  • Reply EL MEXICANO MALCOLM X December 11, 2016 at 7:32 am

    Obama says umm every other second lol

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  • Reply L R April 2, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    I do all this stuff and I'm still bullied to all hell lol

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