You can use your posture to communicate that you are interested, open, honest and confident. By facing someone, you appear attentive and look as if you are listening to them – particularly when you lean forwards slightly. By facing away from the other person or leaning back, you show a lack of interest. However, you should be careful not to appear aggressive when facing someone and bear in mind the importance of personal space.
How to influence the ‘chemistry’ between you
One of the main strategies for gaining mutual respect is to have constant verbal (and non-verbal) open and honest communication between you and your boss. In that way you both know what is going on at all times, and understand each other and your respective needs. The boss will gain trust in you, your abilities and decision-making powers so that she/ he can trust you to make decisions and handle matters in his or her absence if required.
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