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Managing Up


Managing Up: Forging a Successful Relationship with Your Supervisor

The reality of today’s workplace is that individual success depends not just on how well you do your job, but on how well your supervisor does theirs. A supervisor’s role is not one of command and control, but of collaboration—just as much as your efforts influence theirs, theirs influence yours. When they’re unable to meet deadlines, accomplish goals, and fulfill expectations, those unmet obligations inevitably become yours, and the communication between you can suffer greatly. The principles of managing up are designed to make your supervisor’s life easier. However, you’ll find that becoming in tune with their needs and supporting their daily obligations in turn, benefits you. Your work life will run smoother, you’ll encounter less conflict, and you’ll make a positive impression on your supervisor, ultimately forging a successful relationship.

After this class, you will be able to:

  • Identify and support your supervisor’s strengths, weaknesses and working style.
  • Proactively seek consistent communication and monitor data.
  • Determine your supervisor’s priorities, goals and pressures.
  • Establish expectations and a clear system of organization.
  • Help to eliminate preventable problems and use effective problem solving skills to find resolutions.
  • Exhibit positive behaviors that make you an invaluable employee.

Section: MANAGUP (14JUN18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jun 14, 2018 End Date: Jun 14, 2018 Tuition: $195.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Nancy Colter Register