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Letter to Leaders & Swenson Insights

Nine Great Questions To Ask Your Boss

Being proactive, however, can mutually benefit both you and your manager.

It’s always better to clarify with a boss. Clarify, in this instance, means making sure you and the boss are on the same page when it comes to tasks, goals and team-building.

A major mistake most managers make is they simply assume their team knows exactly what his or her expectations are. This ‘top-down’ approach does not work in today’s modern workplace.

By asking questions, an employee and manager become more mutually joined; tasks get accomplished quicker and more accurately; and the overall organization improves. It’s about communication – two-way communication.

This list of questions, from Careerbuilder via, is an excellent way to begin the process.

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