Out of every advice I’ve been given, the one that has stayed with me even today is choosing your boss wisely.
Some might find the above piece of advice a hard pill to swallow as we live in a world that operates completely opposite i.e the boss selects a candidate, not the other way around.
Just like you prioritize your monthly cheque, location, flexibility and other factors, it’s high time that you should start putting the focus on who your boss is going to be along with other things.
A few days ago, I came across a Forbes article that stated that more than 2 million people are quitting their jobs almost every month. What’s alarming is that the number of voluntary quits is growing and won’t be stopping anytime soon.
Always remember that employees leave their managers not their companies. Given how much depends on your boss, he is:
From my years of work experience, I have been on both the sides - a subordinate and now, a manager at ProofHub. Thus, I have been on two extreme sides with the bosses I have worked with.
A boss can be broadly categorized as a good one and a bad one. I absolutely loved how Oleg Vishnepolsky described good boss as someone who is supportive, open-minded, doesn’t micromanage, appreciates good work, gives constructive feedback, drives retention, and is empathetic.
On the contrary, a bad boss will always be self-focused, cold, fickle-minded, controlling, and will treat you badly.
Whether good or bad, you have to deal with your boss on every working day. Needless to say, a boss is often the best or worst part of an employee’s job.
Going by the numbers:
A boss wields a great influence over employees - whether positive or negative, I’d let you choose yourself by the following facts and figures:
If however, you are not in a position to choose, go with the job and try winning your boss over to your side with hard work and sincerity.
So, what would you prioritize - a job or a boss? Tell me in the comments below.
Vartika Kashyap is the Marketing Manager at ProofHub and has been one of the LinkedIn Top Voices in 2017. Her articles are inspired by office situations and work-related events. She likes to write about productivity, team building, work culture, leadership, entrepreneurship among others and contributing to a better workplace is what makes her click. Follow her on Linkedin.
Vartika is the Chief Marketing Officer at ProofHub. She has 6 Years experience in online digital marketing, brand optimization and SEO along with social media marketing and email marketing strategies. Vartika holds an MBA in Finance (Banking) & Marketing from the IBS Hyderabad.