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Chapter 19. Five S’S of Providing Unsoli... > Step 2: Secure The Boss’ Permission

Step 2: Secure The Boss’ Permission

Tell your supervisor you have something that will help both of you to become more effective. Don’t negate the information by saying, “It’s really not that big of a deal, but…” Say, “I think I have some information that would be helpful to our team. Could we schedule a time so that we could discuss my ideas?”

Do not skip over your boss and take your problems to your boss’ supervisor. Bypassing your manager leaves you with little credibility, even if your points are valid ones. Also, do not criticize your supervisor publicly or to your co-workers; it is unprofessional and unacceptable behavior.


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