Career Managing Up → Introvert: Strategies






Take the initiative to meet.

Give them time to process and prepare.

Keep them in the loop.

Limit the impromptu "pop-in" meeting.

Embrace electronic communication - email, messenger

Don't be a chatterbox

Be OK with the silence. Don't make up stories about your boss' silence.

Give time. Introverts needs time to process bebfore responding.

Ask open-ended questions.

Be proactive in relationship building. Overcome your own introversion with proactive communication.

Respect their space. Understand his need for solitude and alone time.