How to Talk to Your Boss about Your Problem
Talking with a boss is very critical in corporate life. And when a problem arises, explaining in the best possible way is very important. Going the wrong way will damage your position under your boss. And this will impact your growth and career under him. So here are a few steps that will help to talk to your Boss about a specific problem.
Steps To be followed.
- Clearly define the Problem description with no chance for confusion.
- Prepare to answer multiple solutions.
- Explain how it impacts different individuals involved.
Define problem description. Be Specific
It is very important that you just roam around in the air creating a lot of confusion. You have to be well prepared for the topic. You need to be sure of what to tell and what not to. Most of the time either because of fear or because of the tension about the idea, people roam around the idea, forgetting what actually wanted to tell. So it is very important that you just point to the specific one and not just roam.
Prepare for multiple questions
When you go on to your boss with a problem, take it for granted that the cloud of questions will be thrown at you. if you are unprepared for this, you will just be tensed about the questions. So be prepared for answering multiple questions relating to the problem you are talking about. It should never be considered that when talking with an experienced person like your manager, with their experience they have a lot of questions to get answers and as you are talking about the problem, the answers are expected to form you. So if you are prepared for different diverse questions then you will not be shocked by unexpected questions.
Explains how it impacts different people involved
Now when you are talking about a problem with your manager or supervisor, it is not accepted as easily. Because there has to be a reason for it to be accepted. So you have to be well prepared about the impacts of how the problem affects different people who are involved in it. So when you started talking about a problem to your manager, focus on the impacts the problem has in different people involved. This will create a great focus on the issue by highlight how important the problem is based on the impacts it has on different people and on the importance of those people.
Now when you are presenting your problem with your manager, you have to be at the pinpoint to make sure that you are ready to take responsibility. Now you have taken the initiative to present the problem with your manager and in that scenario, your manager can’t be expected to take responsibility for the problem you are highlighting. He has to be assured that you are ready if it comes to a situation to take responsibility on your head. This is more important because if you are not ready to take responsibility on your head, how can you expect your manager to take responsibility for the solution you are presenting.
Now when talking to your manager you have to be at most confidence. Presenting a problem with lower confidence will not only make you look low but also no proper attention might be given to the problem you are presenting.