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Chrm Message From: aarti.s Total Posts: 23 Join Date: 21/08/2006
Rank: Executive Post Date: 06/10/2006 02:59:04 Points: 115 Location: United States

Dear Colleagues,

I would want to discuss on the facet of ' How to Convince the un-professional Boss - 'Say Yes to Boss - Always' - pass on ur comments on this. I don't feel that we should always say Yes to Boss being a professional...if Boss is wrong we should point out that he is wrong in a professional and convincing way.

Waiting for your views and comments..


Chrm Message From: boman Total Posts: 20 Join Date: 21/08/2006  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 06/10/2006 07:16:47 Points: 100 Location: United States


'Say Yes to Boss - Always' ...that's an interesting one for discussion. 'Yes Boss' is something we usually try but being professional i think..always saying yes to all situations is not the right attitude. Never say Boss, you are wrong...but yes..let him know there are other options also in a convincing manner.

What do all Bosses in this group say ?  



Chrm Message From: Total Posts: 41 Join Date: 21/08/2006  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 06/10/2006 07:21:40 Points: 205 Location: United States

Well this is very tricky and difficult question. My first reaction is, all of us face this problem with best of our experience.

Decisions are most of the time an output of a personality that we are. This is exactly what HR always faces - with an Non-HR CEO/BOSS.

HR is by far taken as important resource, but it remains one of the many resources in the running of the Organization and as support function to Organizational Goals and objectives - which are primarily profit making/revenue earning. CEO's focus remains there.

Therefore, to avoid conflict, HR has to follow a model to establish itself.

a. Theory base.

b. Bench marking.

c. Putting as many issues as possible within a defined written system.

d. Collecting data on all issues, analyzing them and determining statistical success rates.

e. Suggesting proposals to correct/improve results.

This approach will eliminate conflict of personality and fetch better results in the long run.

Afterall he is the decision maker, you are not ! Pls. remember that always.

Warm Regards,


Chrm Message From: kaushik Total Posts: 61 Join Date: 21/08/2006  
Rank: Manager Post Date: 07/10/2006 02:22:59 Points: 305 Location: United States

Dear Friends,

The underlying issue seems to be "to convey or express disagreement with the boss on certain issue(s)"

Once this is kept in our mind, we can convey the same without sounding unpleasant, being polite , yet, firm. While conveying disagreement, it is imperative to come out with the reasons of disagreement. This a matter of our skills. We learn/refine transactional skills more and more each day as our work experience grows.

Shall look for views of other members on the same.



Chrm Message From: vishalb Total Posts: 49 Join Date: 21/08/2006  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 07/10/2006 02:26:25 Points: 245 Location: United States

Yes to boss.. yes thats what everyone does till the time they can and then a time comes when they reach the limit of saying yes to all stupidities and foolishness of bosses ( yes bosses are humans too and they should acknowldge their mistakes too ... ) and they quit...

Havent we heard this phrase before; people dont leave companies, they leave bosses. If a boss is doing something unethical or wrong or he/she is not able to cope up with the pressure, the subordinates cant agree to him/her totally.. so employees either say "NO" to their boss's decision or they just quit the company.....

Sometimes the person gets into the situation when he knows that his boss is not gonna hear NO to his/her decision so either bear all atrocities of the boss's decision or Quit...

feedback solicited....

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