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How To Make Your Boss Listen To You?

  • 23rd Jun'21

Who says your bosses don’t listen to you? 

They will only if you strike at the right moment! 

While working for any organization, you have to make your voice heard. 

Heard by the right people, at the right time, to make your work count. 

But, it is not always that your bosses will listen to you. So, you have to go the extra mile to make your bosses listen to what you have to say. 

Here are some things to consider when you have to get your voice heard. 


Making your Boss listen to you 


  • Resonate with them

Often conversations with your boss are employee-centric. Remember, everything is not about you. Make them feel that there is something in for them as well. Say, you have to give feedback on something. It is great. But, the powers that be will not be interested unless they feel there is something in for them. Your bosses already have a long priority list to cater to. There are many things your boss wishes you'd talk about. So resonnating with them is very important. 


  • Keep things straight

Bosses are not interested in nuance. The simpler you keep things, the better for both of you. Be to the point. Tell them what you think. How can things improve? Answer questions if any. Leave. Don’t hover around them. They don’t like it.  These are some small ways to manage your boss. 


  • Be flexible

Do you know that most employees are more annoying and intimidating than their bosses? 

You might not like it, but it's true. Be calm, composed, and quiet. Being rigid, emotional, and furious for not being heard is not going to help, especially with your boss. Understand his/her situation first. Then react. Patiently wait. Do not ponder around your boss and make them listen to you. 


  • Think big

An important issue for you is of least importance for your Boss. Therefore, you need to think from their perspective as well. 


  • Choose wisely

Make sure that you are talking to the right person. Approaching the wrong person and complaining about something might turn into a disadvantage for you. 


  • Move on

Due to any reason, if your boss does not react to you, just forget it and move on. Do not constantly keep on reminding your bosses about your conversation. This irritates them.


Most of the time, your bosses are not decision-makers. Therefore, they can't tell you whether your suggestions will be implemented or not. In such cases, just forget about it and move on. Well, remember, you can boost your career by managing your boss. 


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