Most people find it challenging enough to work well with even ONE boss. If you're working with two bosses - or MORE - the challenge may seem insurmountable. Dealing with the workload is tough, but now you must manage multiple communications styles, sets of expectations, schedules, projects, and more.
This can mean multiple headaches. Even if the "official" designation is 50% of your time for Mr. A. and 50% of your time for Ms. B., the reality is BOTH may act as if 100% of your time is devoted to them!
Today, many businesses are organized so it is common to report to several different managers. For many professionals being assigned to 3 or more people is the rule rather than the exception. You can thrive in this new world and function successfully, effectively, and efficiently, managing multiple projects.
Learn strategies for working with multiple bosses in a diplomatic, practical, and successful way, to get your work done and keep all of them satisfied.
Objectives of the Presentation
Learn battle-tested techniques for managing multiple bosses and your own time. In today's world of "do more with less" and reduced staff to accomplish the mandatory results, many people find themselves reporting to more than one person and becoming frustrated with contradictory demands.
Learn to turn these challenges into accomplishments as you become more adept at meeting their differing needs. You'll discover how to:
Why Should you Attend
- Identify the preferred communication and work style of each manager and flex your own style to be compatible
- Communicating with your boss - do's and don'ts
- Set up clear plans, schedules, and concrete expectations up front to avoid crises, miscommunication, and frustration
- Use aligned assertive communication to set boundaries, "manage up," and define priorities
- Develop strategies and tactics to resolve conflicts among different managers' expectations
- Convert the experience of multiple managers into a positive learning and growth opportunity to advance your career
Working for multiple bosses can be frustrating, intimidating, and emotionally draining. No matter what level in the organization you occupy, having more than one person calling the shots require agility and stamina. Learn to recognize the requirements of differing personalities, plan to integrate all assignments, negotiate coordination among bosses, communicate effectively, get the results each boss expects, and how to approach the boss when conflict arises at work.
Learn to adapt to this sort of management successfully while minimizing stress and struggle and know about the challenges managers face in the workplace.
Who will Benefit
- What are your challenges and strengths of working with multiple bosses?
- How will you navigate these challenges successfully and ideate strategies for working with multiple bosses?
- Understanding your bosses' communication and work styles - how to communicate with your boss effectively
- Flexing to work and communicate more effectively with each distinctive style
- How to improve relationship with boss; 3 steps to better relationships
- Effective time management skills
- The hidden secrets of aligned assertive communication
- The difference between hearing and listening; active Listening
- Growing yourself and your career
- Administrative Assistants
- Executive Assistants
- "Bosses" who must deal with multiple bosses
- Anyone with more than one boss