The real world isn’t going to pat you on the back when you accomplish something, and neither will your boss. Instead of anxiously awaiting some form of insight into your performance, keep in mind that there are other, subtler indications that you’re killing it at work. Ultra Mobile CEO David Glickman, who currently manages 135 employees spanning three continents, recently shared some insight into the ways in which managers express praise. Namely, Glickman claims your boss will more than likely congratulate you for a job well done by giving you more work.
“While your manager may see your competency and smarts firsthand, they can’t promote you without buy-in and support from others,” said Glickman in a recent interview with Business Insider. “By putting you on projects that involve other teams, they are helping you build your own support for future promotion.” Glickman does specify that they will involve you in a way that builds upon your strengths as a professional, rather than overloading you with work and burning you out. Successful, shrewd managers want to set their team members up for success as well, always keeping their employees’ best interests in mind.
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This post was originally published on September 15, 2016, and has since been updated.