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