Magazine article Management Today

What's Your Problem?

Magazine article Management Today

What's Your Problem?

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Q: What is the office protocol for having your boss round for dinner? I've just been promoted to manager and told my girlfriend that I thought it would be a great idea if I invited him and his wife round She refuses to have them, saying people don't do that any more. But I think it would show how keen I am - plus, it could work to my advantage in the long run. Why is my girlfriend being so difficult about this?

A: Congratulations on being promoted to manager. Now fast-forward a few years and imagine that you've become the boss yourself. You promote a promising young man to become manager - and the first thing he does is invite you and your wife round to dinner. You've not had an out-of-office relationship before and your respective partners have never met. What's your reaction? And just as important, what does your wife think? 'Why have they asked us?' she says. 'Is he a creep or something? …

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