Or there appears to be some friction between you and your boss?
There's no need to fret or fear.
Whether a new supervisor's actions are driven by subtle bias or just poor management skills, this checklist can help you determine how to handle uncomfortable situations and deal with a difficult boss.
- Update any important work documents. Before your boss starts the new position, complete any pending paperwork, make sure all projects are updated and make a list of key contact information of your work team members and staff.
- Talk to your work mentors to practice your tone and key points when talking to your boss.
- If an incident arises at work, identify it. Don't wait several weeks to get a meeting with your boss.
- Meet with your boss. If you have a problem with your boss, schedule time to discuss your grievance and complaints. To make sure that your issues are heard, make the meeting a conversation, not a confrontation. Focus on specific behaviors and incidents without blame, rather than a general feeling.
It is imperative that you figure out ways, both direct and indirect to diffuse a potentially tense situation with your boss. Use these tips to be an asset at your job, and never a liability.