There are many setbacks in working life, especially when you work for other people. One of the setbacks is getting yourself fired and having to cope with the job loss. However, there is one other thing which may become a setback in your working life if you do not know how to deal with it accordingly, that is a bad boss. Bad bosses are always around to test you. Here are eight tips on how to deal with them without making yourself look bad.
Support Their Success
Yes, do support them when required. You can never look bad by helping others including your bad boss. It is one smart way to keep your reputation.
Know Their Standards
Your bad boss may not be as bad as you think he is. He may just have certain standards in working. Get more information on this and learn to adapt to his standards.
Talk to Them Directly
Speak up about what you think and feel with your bad boss with respect. Let him know your thoughts and give him the chance to respond to them. It may create trust and other possibilities rather than if you are being quiet.
Connect With His Assistants
His assistants are people who may know him best. Talk to them, if possible, to get more insights on how to best deal with your boss wisely.
Write down everything that your boss or his assistants may tell you. These notes will be useful when you have to face him or finish tasks from him as a reference material to his working standards.
Do Not Avoid Your Boss
You can try to always answer their calls or emails, even at unusual times. Do not forget to take notes about them for further reference.
Study The Mistakes of Others
There are previous employees who have worked with him. They may know what your boss likes or dislikes through their experience. Learn from them or know why they are no longer working for the organization.
Make Your Research Before Moving Out
Before you finally decide to move into a new position or looking for another job, conduct more research to know the culture and management practices that suit you.