Does it seem that some co-workers have a magic formula on how to get ahead in the workplace? They get along well with everyone, are well respected by their colleagues and superiors, and they seem to obtain promotions ahead of their equally hard-working peers. While they may be great workers, their “secret” might be that they are simply masters of the art of managing up.
What is Managing Up?
Managing up means working strategically with a boss or manager to produce the best possible outcomes. Think of it as building a bridge to a boss who may have a different work style and perspective, for the good of oneself and the company. Managing up can result in win-win-win situations where an organization, its projects and workers all benefit. Failing to effectively manage up can result in wasted time, frustration and unmet expectations. It can also lead to missed opportunities and a stalled career.
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