The same tasks done by different people tend to have different results. The same is true when you have a different boss. A good boss motivates, pushes you to be better, challenges you, and gives you room to grow. A bad boss might be one who steals ideas, doesn’t help employees succeed, doesn’t listen to employees, etc. So how do you work with the different types of bosses?
1. The Workaholic Boss
If you’ve ever had a workaholic boss, you know how hard it can be. If you haven’t, you’re probably thinking, “what’s the big deal?” Well, there’s a big difference between someone who works long hours and a workaholic.
A workaholic is a difficult boss to work for, especially for an employee who likes to work and be productive, but can’t keep up with the pace. They’re also an employee’s worst nightmare because they often expect their employees to work the same long hours they do and are unwilling to let them go home.
2. The Traditionalist Boss
The Traditionalist is the boss that won’t budge. Everything has to be done the way it’s always been done. The Traditionalist boss is the boss that refuses to do anything differently, and will not entertain any changes that aren’t already accepted business practice.
If there’s a problem, this boss will demand to know what the last person did about it. Unfortunately, the last person probably didn’t do anything about it because it’s a new problem.
3. The Craftsman/Technician Boss
The Craftsman/Technician Boss is the one who spends all their time making sure everything works perfectly. They’re a hands-on team player who doesn’t like interruptions. They have a tendency to be perfectionists, so don’t be surprised if they’re always nitpicking little details. The Craftsman/Technician Boss is a perfectionist.
They hate errors and bugs and will make sure everything works perfectly. The problem is they are only focused on making sure the machine or project they are working on works. They tend to be very hands-on, not really wanting to let go of the project.
They can become frustrated if anyone messes with their project, which is why they don’t like to be interrupted. They can also become frustrated if other people don’t have the skills needed to do the job. It’s important to help guide these people to get the most out of their skills.
4. The Micromanager
Micromanagers have a very hands-on approach. They want to be involved in every aspect of the project. They want to know every detail of how the project is going. They want to know everything about the people who are working on the project.
This can be a very stressful situation for employees. Micromanagers want to make sure that every little thing is done exactly the way they want it to be. They will micromanage everything from the type of paper to the type of font.
They will look over your shoulder and watch you work. They will regularly ask for updates on the project’s progress, even though you may be just about done with the project. If you are working with a micromanager boss, you’ll have to be prepared to put up with a lot of stress, but there are ways to deal with this type of boss.
5. The Goal-Setter Boss
People who have a goal-oriented mindset are usually the ones who do best in the workplace. They are clear on what they want to achieve and have a set plan for getting there. However, if you work with a very goal-oriented boss, it can sometimes be difficult to work with them. Sometimes, it can feel like you’re working towards their goals and not your own.
One of the things you need to remember about a boss who sets too many goals is that they usually get annoyed when you don’t reach them. It’s important to remember that you also have to reach your own goals.
6. The Alpha
The Alpha Boss is the kind of boss that is extremely confident in his knowledge and experience. This boss tends to take the lead in most situations and is often the first person to offer suggestions and solutions.
The Alpha Boss is not usually concerned with the approval of others, but does make sure that all of his coworkers are informed about any decisions. This boss is very ambitious and is usually the first to suggest new business ventures if he thinks that it is a good idea. This boss is generally very enthusiastic and is usually very successful because of his leadership skills.
7. The Quiet Type Boss
Often called “The Silent Boss”, The Quiet Type boss is the person who never seems to be talking. In fact, this boss usually doesn’t say much. They are the “behind the scenes” boss. The Quiet Type boss does not like to be in the limelight. They prefer to make decisions in private and then let others passively know about them.
This boss can be difficult to work with, but if you can work successfully with them, you will find them to be loyal, honest and trustworthy. The key to working with The Quiet Type boss is to be as efficient as you can without disturbing their silence. You do this by keeping them informed and involved in everything you are doing.
If you feel like you are too far away from them, ask for a meeting. In this meeting, allow them to ask questions, listen to their concerns and be open to their ideas. Keep your boss in the loop at all times and make sure you are being efficient. If you can do this, you will find that The Quiet Type boss is an excellent person to work with.
What Type of Boss Do You Have?
We hope you enjoyed our article about 10 different types of bosses and how to work with them. If you’re looking to get your next job or promotion or want to get the most out of your current job, you must understand how to work with different bosses and manage your relationships with them.
By knowing how to manage the different personalities in your office, you will get the most out of your work, and you will be more likely to advance in your career. So whether you’re a manager, a supervisor, or an employee, we hope you learned something from this blog post!
What Type of Boss Do You Have? Do let us know in the comment section.