Almost all the workplace environment can seem almost unbearable especially when working with demanding boss. All you have to do is try your best to be productive and successful at your job.
There is no perfect solution for dealing with a difficult boss, but here are five suggestions that might make your situation a little less painful.
Do the absolute best job you can.
J. Paul Getty once said, “The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.”
By doing your best in your job would not give your boss a chance to make your life miserable. Don’t draw attention to yourself. Unless you are the only one your boss has it in for, there should be plenty of others to draw his wrath away from you.
While from a good boss we can learn good management techniques, it is also true that from a poor boss we can learn how not to act. Don’t just suffer, gain something from the situation that will benefit you in the future. Watch how your boss handles different situations and make a mental note of which techniques worked and which fail
Sometimes we get into a rut, expect the worse and act accordingly – we subconsciously force a person (in this case, our boss) to act the way we expect him to act. Make sure you are not unintentionally adding fuel to the fire. Starting each day with a fresh slate is the best way to get past previous differences. Holding onto a grudge only hurts yourself.
Complaining is easy, but it accomplishes very little. Worrying about a problem won’t make it go away while losing sleep and dwelling on an issue only makes it seem worse. You will never be happy if you are focusing on worry. If you are truly in a situation that is causing you pain, you need to begin taking steps to improve the situation.
The Roman Philosopher Sallust said, “Every man is the architect of his own fortune.”
Even the smallest step in the right direction is progress. An obstinate boss won’t change his ways, but you can improve your own skills. Why not let your difficult boss be the motivation you use to better yourself?