Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video Communicating with your supervisor, part of Project Management Foundations: Communication.
Sometimes, you'll finish your supervisor's sentences.…You'll work in lockstep.…They'll ask for a report that you already sent.…They'll see your place in the organization the same way…you see your place in the organization.…You'll always be on the same page.…But that level of communication is very rare.…More often your supervisor is someone you like and respect,…but still struggle to communicate with.…After years of working together,…they might still confuse and surprise you.…That's why you should have a Supervisor…Communication Strategy.…
As part of this strategy, you should ask three questions.…"Am I doing the role that my supervisor wants me to do?"…"Do they understand my brand and career goals?"…"And what do I have in common with my supervisor?"…A lot of communication challenges stem…from an Organizational Role Gap.…This is the gap between what you think is your role…and what your supervisor thinks is your role.…There are a few warning signs you'll get…with this communication challenge.…
Look for feedback like you dropped the ball,…
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- Using formal and informal means to communicate
- Prioritizing stakeholder needs
- Listening actively
- Planning project communication
- Understanding leadership language
- Writing clear and concise project reports
- Learning how and when to say "no"<br><br>
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