Efficient operation in any business depends upon cooperation among managers. If you ponder on it, you’ll see why it’s essential to get along with your peers. You don’t have to be close friends with all of them, but you should at least make it easy for them to lend a hand to you whenever it is necessary.
Here are the four don’ts that you must observe to deserve cooperation from other managers in your company:
1. Don’t provoke. Be careful in offering advice and criticism. Remember that other managers also have power and they are proud of their competence and privileges.
2. Don’t interfere. Don’t give advice until you are asked.
Giving unsolicited advice might offend them.
3. Don’t criticize in public. Even if you think he is wrong, don’t sound off in front of other managers and workers. Tell him in private, give him a chance to save face, and you’ll get much more cooperation.
4. Don’t certainly assume that he’s wrong. If you see that he has done something which is different from yours, don’t jump to conclusion that he is wrong. Any probable reason is that you may be the one who is wrong. As a manager, he may also be able to evaluate and improve his actions for the good of the company.
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