Communication style & Your boss
Part of getting along well at work is synergising with everyone’s communication style as best as possible.
You’ve probably clicked on this to try and get some new ideas on how to build rapport more effectively with your boss.
Every boss will have a different communication style, and your ability to connect and engage with your boss doesn’t just come down to your communication skill level but your ability to synergise and analyse the style of communication that your boss prefers. And if you’re stuck, this video will give you a few fresh ideas.
When we perceive a communication barrier with a boss or manager, it’s easy to start to feel less comfortable at work. I’ve made this episode for you if you need some new ideas on how to build rapport with your boss so that you can get some fresh ideas and importantly advocate for your right to feel comfortable at work.
Before you start to think that it’s your fault that your boss may be hard to talk to, I need to tell you that building rapport with your boss doesn’t just come down to your own personal communication comfort.
A comfortable working relationship counts on 2 parties applying emotionally intelligent interactions.
I can’t promise these strategies will change your life, but you can make things smoother if you take moment to sit, analyse and strategise your boss’ workflow and preferred communication style.
3 Tips to gel with your boss' communication style- Part 1Episode 33
Raise Rapport with Your Boss- Part 2Episode 34
Every boss is different, and without knowing your boss, I can’t give you precision-tuned boss tips. But I can provide core principles to consider when it comes to their communication style that may make life at work a little easier.
These 2 vlogs have been designed to help you build a communication strategy with your boss, but we’re not stopping there!
It takes 2 to tango, so stay tuned- very soon, we’ll be uncovering some core approaches to engaging your team, so if you’re a boss, make sure you watch out for that episode coming soon.
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