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How would you handle working for a boss who was a poor communicator?
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"If I had a boss who was not a great communicator, I would ask them how they wanted me to communicate with them. Just because their communication style does not match mine, it does not make it wrong. I can certainly learn to work with their style so long as it remains professional and respectful."
Example #2
"I have had bosses in the past who were very brief in their communication and not able to easily provide me with instruction. In those instances, I can be very independent and take tasks into my own hands with minimal direction."
Example #3
"As a manager, I know how important is to be a highly effective communicator with your team and your clients. Could you describe to me the communication style of the person whom I would be reporting to in this role? If the individual is an inexperienced communicator, I can work with that, but I do not wish to collaborate with a supervisor who is unprofessional."
Example #4
"The times I have had supervisors, and coworkers whos communication skills are lacking, I will address the struggle with them. Kindly and professionally, of course. It's best to nip the situation in the bud and figure out a workaround rather than letting it sit and worsen."
Example #5
"In my current position, my district supervisor is rarely available. When he is, it's often quick text messages with errors. These messages are very challenging to decipher! I have learned to read his language, as well as read between the lines. It's all a learning experience!"
Example #6
"Communication is incredibly important to me since we all know that a poor communicator can damage a sale or important client relationship. If my boss were a bad communicator, I would try to keep them as far a distance from my client base as possible to avoid any damage."
Example #7
"I have worked with leaders and Principals who could be clearer communicators than they are. I try to stay in my lane and continue doing my job exactly as I would with a boss who was the most excellent communicator in the world. Simply put, I do not let the communication style of others affect my quality of work."
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