How Often Should You Be Managing Up?

Managing up — a.k.a. working proactively and strategically to assist your boss and keep him or her apprised of your great work — can solve a variety of workplace dilemmas. I’ve covered how managing up can be hugely beneficialwhen your boss is absent, when you’re overwhelmed, and when you’re hoping for more responsibility.

There are times when managing up is a workplace survival skill, such as when you have a horrible, terrible, no good, very bad boss. If this is the case, you’ll want to read this phenomenal article by Jen Dziura which explains how to take the lead and “stay sane” no matter how difficult your boss may be.

Hopefully, your supervisor isn’t quite so bad; but your relationship with your boss will still affect how you manage up. Why? Because your boss’ response to your newfound penchant for initiative and communication can help you gauge if you’re managing up too little or too frequently.


Read the rest of my latest article for Mashable here.