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agape

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Managing Up
« on: November 22, 2012, 10:18:56 AM »
GTalkers, share naman how you manage your boss? and your boss's boss?
You need this skill kasi aside from managing downwards, your subordinates/teammates.
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Re: Managing Up
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 08:21:36 AM »
Managing up only really works when you're dealing with your direct superior. Basically, managing up is about getting to know your boss - what makes him or her tick, how he or she likes to communicate, what his or her weakness is, etc. And then once you know these things, you can win your boss over or take steps to make sure that your boss/manager is getting his/her part of the work done. It might sound like a pain, but this gives you an advantage within the company, especially if you're after a promotion.

My personal experience with managing up was when I had a boss who clearly didn't know what she was doing with the project. She'd make one plan and discard it the next day, much to everyone's frustration. I realized that maybe she was getting overwhelmed by all the goals we had to meet and confused about what direction to take. I decided to start presenting options to my boss during meetings, and then telling her which ones I preferred. This seemed to work for her and helped give the team some direction.

agape

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Re: Managing Up
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012, 10:47:28 AM »
How do you deal, cope with a micromanager?
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Re: Managing Up
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2014, 03:25:15 PM »
may mga manager na if saw you as a threat dahil sa galing mo sa company eh... gagawin ang lahat matanggal ka lang sa landas nya.... mas gusto ng mga superior ang mga subordinate nila na mas may magaling sya or else hanap ka na ng new boss kesa yung boss mo mawala sa sirkulasyon ng company :D

juni

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Re: Managing Up
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2014, 11:12:28 AM »
This is tricky, and it's a skill na I haven't mastered yet, I still have a looooonnnggg way  to go.

It really depends on the type of person your boss is and the company you're in.  Ang sakin kasi, I try to do my best at work and be independent, and pag di ko mafigure out or unsure ako sa situation or when I see na malaki/numerous ang outcomes ng decision, I try to run it by my boss para klaro and di siya mabibigla.  I've had the pleasure of working with bosses na okay sa ganung setup, yung tipong tulungan kami, very collegial ang dating.  I've also experienced working with bosses who hate it pag nagtatanong ka and see it as a weakness, tipong incompetent or unqualified nuisance ang dating.  So tignan mo muna carefully kung anong klaseng tao ba yung boss mo, and then proceed from there.

 

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