Note: The BossRater Quiz is based on extensive research on Boss-Employee relationships. The intent is to be entertaining and insightful.
I've got some bad news for you because you came out with a weak Boss-Employee relationship result. Read on, only if you're ready for it...
How does your relationship with your boss rate? Whilst not being catastrophic, let's let's just say it didn't fit in the "good" category. Whether there are obvious problems or dangers on the road ahead depends on the action that and how you manage the relationship you take going forward.
Your Boss is Hodor - The Gentle Giant: On the positive side Hodor is loyal and well loved by many. The problem is "Hodor, Hodor, Hodor" doesn't work well as performance communication and goal setting.
Your Boss Assessment Indicates: Serious issues in most of the following areas: understanding each others strengths and weaknesses, knowing what your boss wants you to achieve, knowing what your boss is trying to achieve, your boss knowing what contribution you are making and how to best communicate with each other.
What This Means Is: Your boss doesn't fully appreciate your contribution, your efforts will be wasted on doing things that your boss doesn't want, you will not be a key player to support their goals and misunderstandings will be the order of the day.
As the situation stands, work is wasting your time. Company profits will not be what they could be and for you personally you won't get the recognition, remuneration or career progression that you deserve.
People in your situation are at risk of feeling unappreciated at work, alienated from their bosses, stuck, frustrated and work is not giving giving the value and meaning to your life that it could.
Secret - Your Boss's Point of View: Most people with the same rating as you don't feel happy about the dynamic they have with their boss. So if you feel the same way this is totally understandable. The secret that you may not be aware of is that this extends both ways. Your boss will feel like they don't have a good relationship with you and is unclear about how you support the achievement of their goals. As you can imagine this puts you at risk.
I do this service to promote better Boss-Employee relationships. You're on the lower end of the scale which means that your relationship with your boss has room for improvement.
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