Managing up

Business Business Tips

Managing up is a thin line to walk, but when done effectively, it can be a huge benefit for everyone!

Managing up is not as taboo of a concept anymore — rather, it is necessary to maintain camaraderie in the workplace. According to the Harvard Business Review, managing up is about using the traits of a good manager to help bring out the best in you as an employee.

Since it can be tricky, how can you go about managing up ‘the right way?’

• If you scold the bad, you also need to praise the good. Offer positive feedback when appropriate.

• Make sure your goal is results-oriented for the good of the company.

• Don’t present a problem without offering a solution.

Haley Pegg, The New Orleans 100