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Etiquette At Work

Better boss relations can start with you

This column often examines ways bosses and managers can engage employees and establish a positive work environment. Similarly, employees can take steps to foster a positive relationship with a manager. Here are six tips for growing that relationship with your boss:

Speak up and offer ideas. The idea street isn’t one way. You may come up with an idea your boss hasn’t had or a variation that adds value to an idea of hers. Contrary to popular belief, bosses will appreciate that you are thinking of the bigger picture.

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