Managing Up: There are many benefits for your job satisfaction and career when you can maintain an effective and productive working relationship with your supervisor. It’s in your best interest, and it’s your shared responsibility, to make the relationship work – even if there are challenges. Utilizing certain skills to “manage up” will help you navigate work dynamics to help you, and your supervisor, work more productively together.
- How can managing up benefit you in the workplace and beyond? Read this article to understand how you can use managing up skills to benefit you and your workplace.
- Apply a range of approaches to manage up: build more trust using these strategies, apply these best practices to shift the dynamic with your supervisor, and watch this video to understand when to employ tools.
- Learn more at UMass: Improve your skills through campus workshops from WLD and The Partnership for Worker Education. Seek guidance from key offices: WLD, The Partnership for Worker Education, Ombuds Office, Labor Relations, Faculty Staff Assistance Program.