How To Ask Your Boss For Help?

How do I approach my boss about an issue?

Approach your boss when he or she is in a good place to have a productive discussion. Own it. Explain the situation, and be honest about how big of a problem it is, but don’t pawn the problem off. Do not make your problem their problem.

How do I ask for help at work?

Here are a few ways to increase your chances of getting help when you need it, without having your co-workers resent you.

  • Help others often.
  • Solve the problem on your own.
  • Stay engaged with your helpers.
  • Be precise in your ask.
  • Ask for help quietly, but praise loudly.
  • Find a solid resource.

What should you ask your boss?

Below are some valuable questions to ask your boss on a (fairly) regular basis.

  1. How am I doing?
  2. What type of training would you recommend for me to advance in my career?
  3. How would you have approached this project or situation?
  4. How are you doing at this moment?
  5. What’s your preference when it comes to communication?