10 Tips to Manage UP!

BY: Donna L. Buehler, Stony Brook University Ombuds

What is Managing UP?

“Is about learning how to work within the confines of an organization to get what you need, while helping your boss and the organization meet their objectives.  It’s about using influence and acting with integrity and purpose.”

From Suddenly in Charge by Roberta Chinsky Matuson

“Is simply a conscious approach to working with your supervisor toward goals you both care about.”

“The aim is to achieve a mutually beneficial relationship.”

From Managing Up, 20 Minute Manager Series, Harvard Review Press
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Interview with the Ombudsman

With a new year ahead of us, it’s important that graduate students (and everyone else) know about the resources at Stony Brook University for handling issues and conflict. With that in mind, we interviewed the University ombuds, Donna Buehler, to find out more about what she does, and how she can help improve both students and faculty experiences at SBU.

BY: Mikaela Dunkin

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