How Do You Stop Unwanted Micromanaging From Your Boss?
If your boss is on your back, it’s because your boss’ job is ultimately on the line if you fail to perform. For whatever reason (and it could have nothing at all to do with you personally), he or she doesn’t think you can get it done to the required standard. It doesn’t matter whether you think the standard is reasonable or not. By default, your boss has the power to keep on bugging you.
The way you get your boss off your back is to wow him with your performance. That means taking control of your situation, improving your performance, proving your worth, and increasing your added value to the company. (And subtly pointing out that you’ve done so!) That’s how you free yourself from a nagging boss, unwelcome supervision and even micromanagement.
In this engaging, dynamic presentation, Riaz Khadem will help audiences learn how to take control of their situation and get their boss to relax, trust them and stop hovering. The net result? It will increase each employee’s value to the company. Riaz teaches this with his “Five Steps to Success” method.
Here are the five steps:
- Identify Your Critical Relationships –Whom do you need to make happy? Everyone has at least four important relationships in their work: customers, boss, employer and suppliers. Figure out who these people are in your job.
- Determine What They Expect From You – What is each critical relationship’s expectation from you and your job? Talk to them, ask questions, get answers, and earn their respect.
Define Progress Indicators – What measurable indicators will prove you are meeting the expectation of your relationships? Ask your boss what he/she needs to see. What would make him happy? What would make her trust that you can get the job done right? Prioritize your indicators to asmall number, the vital few.
- Create a One-Page Scorecard For Yourself – Your indicators will define your scorecard. Identify and find the source data for each progress indicator that determines how you are doing.
- Review & Improve Your Performance – Spend an hour each week reviewing your scorecard. How well did you do? What could you do next week to improve even more? What did you learn and how can you apply it?
To transform your work environment and increase your boss’ trust in you, you’ll need focus, courage and communication. The benefit is that when you follow these steps, you will create an entirely new work environment for yourself. As your performance improves, your boss will be amazed at your progress. You will not only earn his or her respect, but most likely a raise or promotion.