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Who’s the Boss Now? Answering to Multiple Bosses

You might have a direct manager, a supervisor, and a manager’s manager all casually handing you work. How do you manage all those expectations? Jon Simmons pitches in some advice in an article for Monster. The first thing to consider is due dates. Keep a spreadsheet of all your assigned tasks, maintaining tabs like “Date Assigned,” “Date Due,” “Assigned By,” and “Next Steps.” Be transparent about your workload to bosses, so that if one insists he or she needs that work sooner, it then becomes that boss’s responsibility to communicate with other bosses about the conflict. And lastly, for all the bosses you have, likely only one of them is giving your performance review. So… make sure that one is especially happy. You can read the full article here: http://www.monster.com/career-start/a/answering-to-multiple-bosses

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