Some of the secret expectations from your boss

In this article, you will discover some of the secret expectations from your boss and how do you fulfill him or her for successful career. You should discover the ways in the workplace to impress him and attain quick promotion.

In your workplace, you encounter different types of problems. Some of the problems can be easily identified and resolved easily. But some problems are complex by nature and hence you must discover different ways to resolve the problem. You may not acquire quick promotion although you work regularly and complete your target. You may be never appreciated by your boss and you cannot understand the reason for such snobbish behavior of your boss towards you. Your workplace is not like your home and you are not living under the shelter of your parents. You have to face many odd circumstances and also accept them as a challenge. Your boss always expected some of the secrets from you and he or she never told you frankly. In the workplace, your boss may assign some work for you but he or she will never directly tell you the real expectations from you. They expect something more than the routine job from you but they expect that you must identify the role and responsibilities of the business.

The secret expectations from your boss which you never understood

Meaning of confidentiality

You must maintain the secrecy of the transactions of your business and should never tell anybody about the financial figures of any project. You should also not either disclose about any statements spoken by the boss or the problems prevailing in the office. If your boss finds you excessively open-minded or a person with a lose tongue, then he or she cannot appreciate the way you are. Do not speak very openly about your personal matters or express your strong opinion about anyone in the presence of the boss. If your boss looks at you with a grim look, then you may not know the reason, but your nature may be one of the reasons.

Being money minded

Your boss expects you that you should be calculative and should have sense of money in the premises of the workplace. If you are too religious, then do not express your religious views, because your boss thinks that you are not clever enough to earn money and think in the matters of profitability. You must remember that money is a necessary evil and one cannot make profit or become financially successful unless you become selfish during the working hours. When you leave your office, you can become religious or spiritual again, but not while you work. When you work in the office, you must only aim to earn profit for your firm. Your boss never openly explains these points, but expects you to be clever.

Understanding social status

Your boss also expects you to be status oriented to earn respect for your team. To earn social status, you must be well-dressed and presentable. Apart from your regular job, you must also focus upon being a good communicator and well-groomed to earn social status for your team. You must always interact with the people around you and amass information about company independently. He cannot explain you everything about being successful in the firm.

Being a self-learner

As the boss is busy with his own schedule, he cannot explain all the aspects of being successful in the firm. So, you must prove that you are a self-learner and should grasp the nature of your job quickly. You must discover the tools used for effectively performing your job.


Author: K Mohan28 Apr 2016 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 1

There is a saying that a Boss is a boss and he can never go wrong. That means it is clearly understood that those who are working under the boss must listen to him and adhere to his principles. Some times Boss wants to delegate all the responsibility to you, in that case you are required to come early and leave late to the home. By additional responsibility means even maintaining Boss's personal accounts and his personal movements. Some times the boss does not want the interference of his wife or others during office hours and that must be duly followed. Even if the boss is wrong, never pin point that he is wrong.

Author: Kailash Kumar01 May 2016 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 4

The author has touched upon a very relevant subject matter for the working individuals or would be employees in future. Generally it is understood the the employers represented by the boss look for following qualities in their subordinates -
1. Besides technical expertise, perhaps highest kind of ethical values, integrity and trust.
2. Excellent communication skills -both spoken and written.
3. Ability to plan and prioritize.
4. Humility and keenness to learn.
5. Capacity to lead or work as a member of a team as the case may be.
6. Good emotional quotient (EQ) balanced with a good intelligence quotient (IQ).
However certain employees in almost all organizations (there may be exceptions), tend to breach the professional ethics to derive extra benefits. The case of Phaneesh Murthy, CEO of Gate Global Solutions is one such example.

Author: sushma mewundi23 Jun 2016 Member Level: Gold   Points : 3

This is a very good article which every individual should keep in mind while working in a corporate. Boss will have many expectations from the employee. He also expects that his employee-
1.Should be confident in the work.
2.Should be capable of multitasking.
3.Should take initiative in work and make things happen.
4.Should guide any junior in their work.
5.Should perform well even under pressure.
6.Should never mix professional and personal life.

Author: Venkiteswaran30 Oct 2016 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 5

'When you are in Rome, do as Romans do' - is a quotation many would be familiar with. Thus, when we are employed in an organisation we should learn the ethics and character of that organisation and do as expected by that organisation.

Though the article says 'boss' we may take it as a generalised term of employer organisation. Now a days many organisations impart a familiarisation training to the new recruits which consists of the history, evolution, culture and reputation of the institution; as well as the expectations the institution keeps on its employees.
An ideal employee should develop a sense of belonging and loyalty to the employer organisation. If such a sense develops, then it is easy to measure upto the organisation's expectations.

The article has dealt in brief some of the core basic expectations an employer has on its employees.

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