(Closed) When you disagree with your boss, do you let them know?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@pokie45:  It depends.  There are times when it’s just not worth it, matters of personal preference for example.  Sometimes my boss proofs some of my reports and we attended school at difference times, so our punctuation rules and word choices sometimes differ.  Those I let slide because its her personal preference and it really doesn’t matter.

Other times when I disagree with a decision or a priority I approach her one-on-one and we discuss it.  Never with others present.  Ever.  Sometimes the additional opinion or information will sway her, othertimes not, but I am fortunate to have a boss that takes my thoughts and insights into consideration even if she disagrees with them.

I’ve found the best way to let anyone know in business that you disagree is to approach them one-on-one and have thought out reasons for why you have come to a different conclusion than they have.  Never out of frustration or trying to one-up someone.  It doesn’t always work out for me, but it has kept me (relatively) sane.

Post # 4
7647 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I usually say something if I can back it up with facts. If it is a matter of opinion then I will more than often times keep it to myself if it isn’t something that needs saying. I always do it tactfully and politely, in a non-confrontational way.

Post # 5
2966 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@pokie45:  If it’s a managerial decision, then no. I say nothing. It’s none of my business and unless it violates any of my rights/freedoms, I really don’t care. 

If it’s a fact about current events in our company and/or analytical stuff, then I say something and back it up with proof. 

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