Whether your boss is new because you have a new job, or it's because you get a new boss in your current position, it’s vital to get off to a good start.
Make a good first impression, forge a productive working relationship, and you'll increase your job satisfaction, and move ahead in your career. If you don’t have a new boss, you may want to improve the way you work with the current leadership.
Some Ideas for Succeeding With a New Boss, or an Existing Boss:
Clarify expectations. Avoid missteps by finding out what your leader considers the top priorities. Discuss the level of involvement he or she wants, and what forms of communication will best serve, for example, email, texting, or talking face to face.
Offer assistance. Let your boss take the lead, but try to anticipate his or her needs. Your e experience and insight can help meet mutual goals. At the end of the day, whether you like it or not, your job is to help make your boss successful.
Consider a new position if necessary. If the situation is untenable despite your best efforts, you may need to see if you can transfer to another department, or find a new job. Discreetly explore other options, while still taking care of your responsibilities, and preparing for an amicable departure. Your search may be more extended than you would like, so be gentle with yourself, and welcome support from loved ones.
There is a lot at stake when you get a new boss. It’s natural to feel apprehensive, but take the initiative, clarify expectations, and maintain open communications. That way, you'll both likely come out ahead.