Saturday 17 February 2018

Management Tips: 10 Words You Never Say To Your Boss

Here are the words and phrases you should never say to your Boss; even he is your best friend.It is important to remember that your Boss is your superior. There must be a line you shouldn't cross.

"If they continue Unrelenting these phrases can disrupt your planning for another great job."

Keep you Mouth Shut For these words to Boss

There are certain comments and questions based on negative perspectives that can set you back with your boss.

Always maintain a level of professionalism—Saying the wrong thing could really do some damage to your career.Make sure your Boss never likes these words slipping from your mouth. 

In Board Meeting--Never Say these words to you Boss

(1)'That's not part of my job'

You Find Your Work is below your skill.Nothing good can come from telling your boss you won’t do something because it’s not part of your job description. “It doesn’t matter what you were hired to do “You should be willing to contribute in new ways.” How to speak to your boss plays a big role in whether or not you get ahead at work. The way you write emails can also make or break your career.

If your boss asks you to do something that you believe is outside the scope of your position, you should express your concern. The key, however, is to use a neutral tone.

No job description is ever set in stone. "As cross-functional teams remain the order of the day. You’re expected to be flexible and make your boss' life easier," "As a side note, the more skill sets you accumulate, the more indispensable you are."

Adjust your expectations. If your underutilization is more of an annoyance than an existential burden, there's no problem with staying where you are. You'll just have to adjust your expectations and realize that this job isn't everything.

With the understanding that your work is somewhat beneath you, you'll be able to better manage the day and feel at peace with your place in the organization.

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(2)"Why Does Ravi Get to do the more important projects? Why don't I?"

Why it's a mistake: This type of statement suggests that you are questioning your boss's judgement.

"They won't like that;" Boss may have very sound reasons, or simply prefer Ravi to you."

What to say instead: Approach it from a positive perspective.It is better to say something like, "I'd love to have the chance to work on the project. What can I do on my end to allow you to consider me for that opportunity?"

(3)'It's really not my fault; it's Ravi's fault'
"Taking responsibility is key,"of Success.The blame game is a treacherous path. If you're innocent, then explain why. Don't implicate others if you bear the primary responsibility. "If you're always seen as someone pointing the finger, eventually your boss is going to question who is really to blame."
(4)'That's impossible'

Your Boss doesn't wants to hear negativity or a lack of conviction. If you have concerns, state what they are and ask for input.
One of the best approaches in deciding whether to share your thoughts with your boss or ask sensitive questions is to put yourself in their shoes. Your comments and questions shall reflect a positive, can-do, and confident. Remember loose lips sink ships — so choose your words carefully when you feel challenged at work if you want to thrive in your career."

(5)'I can't'---- ‘No”

Keep the conversation positive with your boss.They don't want to hear what you can't do; they want to hear that you are open-minded and ready to learn to do it their way.

A "can-do" attitude is always a valued trait. "I can't" shows both a lack of confidence and unwillingness to take chances — neither of which will endear you to management.

Your cooperation is expected, and so is a polite tone. "Telling your boss 'No' is a challenge — and is sometimes necessary — but it can be inappropriate if you don't phrase it well with an explanation,"

When your boss asks you to do something there is never a reason for you to ever answer with the word, "no". Even if you are super busy with other projects and you really feel that you don’t have adequate time to do it all, ask your boss to help you prioritize which task you should do first. That way you look like an employee that has a ‘can’t do attitude’ but one with a ‘can do attitude’

(6)'I don't know'---'I don't have a solution'

You may not have the answer to every question, but your best guess and a promise to find out is much better than a shrug of the shoulders. "Anytime your boss would need to do the work for you, assume that's not a path you should take."

(7) I don’t know how to do that"

If you boss asks you to do something, and you’re not sure exactly how to do it, you definitely should not let on that you are clueless.

Instead, ask Boss for direction on how to get started (i.e., is there a co-worker who can teach you? An online tutorial you could follow?) This shows that you’re ready and willing to learn, without admitting outright ignorance. 

(8)'I just assumed that ...'
"To err is human, but to defer blame is a career killer,” This answer causes frustration for many bosses, as they'd rather hear that you made an error in judgment and learned from it instead of excuse. 
(9) “I need a raise.”
You want to make more money? Shocking.“Everyone wants a raise, so you’re not saying anything that your boss doesn’t know,” But hold your tongue and don’t make demands of your Boss, particularly when it comes to salary.
The big problem with this four-word statement is you’re phrasing that a salary bump should be something that you’ve clearly earned.
Say instead: “I’d like to discuss a raise based on my performance this past quarter.” Then, cite important milestones, and quantify your accomplishments where possible.

(10) “I can’t work with that person-Ravi.
Your boss expects you to do your job, and sometimes you have to work with people you don’t like. Don’t show your boss that you’re difficult to work with by refusing to work with specific individuals.

The final word for this blog is that, you must be sure not to ever say above quoted words to you Boss. How to speak to your boss plays a big role in you professional carrier.These several phrases and words are most hated by Bosses. It is advised you should avoid at all costs when communicating with your Boss.
Author of This Blog is guest blogger Sheeba Siddiqui an H.R.Expert. (Photos are from other sources with thanks)

1 comment:

Unknown said...

listen and then respond is the main key to align with your boss