One Major Mistake When Reporting a Problem to Superiors

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Jack[Manager]: What is the status of your tasks right now?
Joe[Staff]: We have completed Phase 1 and have started with Phase 2…
Jack[Manager]: Good Job! Any challenges or problems you are facing right now?
Joe[Staff]: Yes, we don’t know the approach to take for Phase 2…
Jack[Manager]: And?
Joe[Staff]: Hmmm… How do you think we should approach this?
Never come empty handed whenever you report problems to your superior. Never give them the impression you are waiting to be spoon fed with solutions and approaches to help you in your problems. Give them options. Give them something to show your thought process. Give them a list of things they could start helping you with. Doing so, you give them a reason to recommend a raise or promotion for you.
[tags]Career, Business, Management[/tags]

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