Why it’s always ok to disagree with your boss


MPW Insider is one of several online communities where the biggest names in business answer timely career and leadership questions. This week we ask: How do youdisagree with your boss? The following answer is by Pontish Yeramyan, founder and CEO of Gap International.

It’s always OK to disagree with your boss. When you support, empower and stand for your boss, your disagreement will make a difference for performance – and for your boss. It all depends on where you are coming from and your intent in the conversation. Ultimately, you could look at the outcome you want. Is it to empower your boss and the results to be produced together? Or is it for personal gratification?

Employees can get intimidated by authority, when it looks like the boss has the final say and nothing can be changed. They do what they’re supposed to do and keep their head down…

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