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Regarding relationships…

  1. Understand who is above or below you. This is considered the workplace hierarchy, and it’s essential to thriving in environments where management may have more say. For instance, the hierarchy is a bit more important at Amazon than at Google due to company culture.
  2. Recognize responsibilities. As per the hierarchy, knowing what your bosses job is can help relieve some tension off your own job. Same is true for subordinates, knowing what task they can handle will help tremendously in sorting out work.
  3. Clear up these responsibilities early on. You need to be clear who is responsible for what immediately, as it’s easy for workers to lose track. Having it down can avoid misunderstandings and wasted time.