What would you say to your boss if he is crazy about an idea, but you think it stinks?


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Shubhangi K. Sewatkar said: (Jul 31, 2017)  
If Boss is open for ideas then I will discuss my points with him so that he can re-think on certain points of his vision. If he is not open to new ideas from subordinates, then I will follow "Boss is always right" rule.

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Indira said: (Jun 19, 2017)  
He might have more experience more than me so may be mine is good idea but still he said that its not good so ill leave decision on his hands.

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Vijay Rana said: (Jun 16, 2017)  
In my view, "Boss is always right". If he takes a decision with his vast experience, then I will support him, but if he asks me about my point-of-view on his decision then I will honestly tell him about my own idea of his decision so that he could take a better decision.

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Suhail said: (May 25, 2017)  
As an employ, I will hear his idea and take a deep study and make technical help from my sub-ordinates, better take a case study and if he was wrong with his idea, arrange a meeting with him and explains the practical feasibility and the losses of resources that may occur to the company by the project in the future else go with his key idea.

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Ashish said: (May 12, 2017)  
I will let him know the pros or cons of the particular idea.

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Ravi Arora said: (Apr 1, 2017)  
Each and everything have its own time to express. As mentioned, your boss is crazy about the idea, you should leave him with his state of mind for at least 10 to 15 minutes. After that surely every boss will ask for the employee opinion, time for you to express it with a proper evidence.

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Naved said: (Mar 26, 2017)  
Everyone has its own freedom to think and make it in progress as per himself or herself, if some one ask me I would tell him to listen to himself what his heart or his mind says about that because following to himself would lead to the success of his own thinking what it is called as an idea, but I would let him know my thinking also.

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Manjunath said: (Mar 19, 2017)  
I will appreciate his idea and discuss with his pros and cons on company and his career goals and try to convince him.

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Shabbir Pasha said: (Jan 25, 2017)  
Sir, I know that it's my duty to follow the orders of my boss which are related to my job but it is also my duty to work of the benefits of my company so, first I will listen to his idea and then I would like to present my view in logical point and other issues that are beneficial for the company.

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Anonymous said: (Jan 12, 2017)  
I won't initially point out the negatives in his idea neither compare. That would make my boss feel offended. Instead I will put up the positives in my idea in larger number. He will himself compare and make the right decision.

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Shyamasree said: (Oct 20, 2016)  
I will be honest. At the same time, I will apologize to my boss. But Boss is not bigger than a company. As an employee, I should think about my company benefit first.

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Subharath said: (Sep 27, 2016)  
I would start with a positive note "Yes Boss, I think it's a great idea, what do you think would be the drawbacks in this idea?".

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Aakriti said: (Jun 24, 2016)  
Going by the saying "The Boss is always right", I will hold his idea in high regard. But then I will make him understand how that idea is important for the organisation, so to have a deep analysis of pros and cons of the idea with ll the concerned people and ultimately the decisions lies in his hands.

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Goldfish said: (Apr 28, 2016)  
Sir, Today you have this idea. Tomorrow or later on you will see the result. I am here next to you, I just want to warn you this, your idea will hurt your company so deep. You may angry at me now, because don't respect your idea. But I willing to be a bad person in front of you now, because I am the only one get hurt. It is better than when the day our company fail, we both cry like a baby. I have a better idea, please consider and take it if you agree. If not, I can see what kind of boss you are. And I will wonder if I choose the wrong boss to service.

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Sheinji said: (Apr 22, 2016)  
I wouldn't tell him how crazy the idea was, instead, I will ask him for another idea as another option or choices then I will present my ideas too. The more options/choices, the better!

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Ifran Ahmed Khan said: (Feb 13, 2016)  
Honesty is the best policy. I shall give the correct advice and leave the decision to him.

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Rita Salekar said: (Feb 3, 2016)  
All employees are hired with the same aim of Company growth and progress so as Managers. And if I feel that idea is not suitable for the situation, I will let him know the gaps in the idea and will share my idea with the positive inputs which can eventually fill the gaps in the idea shared by him and with the mutual understanding the final idea will be created by both of us.

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Sunil said: (Feb 1, 2016)  
First I will try to understand the prospect of my boss for that idea and then analyse what are the things he likes most or try to evaluate the pros and cons of that idea but after that if I am not satisfied with that idea so I will definitely go to boss and discuss my unsatisfy question and put my views in front of him.

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Satyanarayan Mahapatro said: (Jan 25, 2016)  
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First, I will respect him for the idea and will try to understand it deeply in positive & negative prospect by sitting together.

In-spite of think it stink, I will put my positive suggestions in-front of him and brief him how the negative gaps will cover by the positive inputs.

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Antony said: (Dec 3, 2015)  
I will try to point our various ways that I believe we may approach the matter. But if he keep on insisting I will personally implement his Idea and try as much as possible to minimize negative impact to the organization.

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Abhinav said: (Nov 7, 2015)  
First I will did research about that idea and after that if I still feel that this is not best way then I will make my boss aware about its positive and negative impacts. As he/she is my boss and more experienced than me she/he will understand these things and if I don't feel after research that its bad then I will discuss with him/her about my views.

I am sure she/he would have also thought about it and have solutions for it and if he/she didn't have thought about it we will find solutions for it.

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Anusha said: (Sep 28, 2015)  
Sir, I learned many principles from you as you are the most qualified for over years in long professional run. I'm also so honoured to share my professional views with you as I my ideas can be reviewed by you and if hits up to the benchmark then it would be my best performance leaded by your orders as my boss and I would be grateful to you if I can win your appreciation as an ultimate decision maker of the company.

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Joice George said: (Sep 24, 2015)  
Simply open up a discussion and discuss my ideas and back them with necessary and relevant data. There will be a healthy discussion and new things may come out. It may turn out that the boss is right and there was problem with everyone else understanding his ideas.

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Rashmi said: (Aug 1, 2015)  
I would talk to my boss and will tell my logics and doubts about that idea and will ask from him for some assistance and perspective upon that. If he is not satisfied with my ideas then I will try to settle down with his version of plan as he is the boss and have gained experience in this field for a longer time.

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Prabhat said: (Jul 28, 2015)  
Sir, I know that its my duty to follow the orders of my boss which is related to my job But its also my duty to to work for the benefit of my company. So first I listen to his idea carefully and then I would like to present my view and logical points and other issues that are beneficial for the company.

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Raghavi said: (Jul 18, 2015)  
If the idea really stinks and boss sticks on it then I will definitely abide to his ideas since he is the ultimate boss and I'm also responsible to keep my position safe. I don't want to miss the opportunity given.

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Mohamed said: (Apr 7, 2015)  
I'm trying to put all my interest in the idea that asset together with a solution for this idea.

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Praveen Kumar Pandey said: (Mar 13, 2015)  
As an Engineer I would try to give a logical explanation mostly in mathematical way. If he withstand with his decision then I am with boss, support the company as team member and do my job whatever is given to me and try to put my best.

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Tope said: (Feb 5, 2015)  
I would listen carefully to his idea and make him feel respected in the way I will present my own idea then allow him to make the final decision as my boss then carry on with the implementation.

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Ani said: (Nov 26, 2014)  
I always have a logical and analytical discussion with my boss. I would definitely put my concerns about the idea in front of him. If we can together work around the concerns then that's best. This has till now always worked positively for me.

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Ravi said: (Nov 2, 2014)  
Boss decision will always be respected as his decision will be an outcome of his experience and skills. If I also been given opportunity to put my views, it will be my pleasure to discuss with boss and boss will decide finally and his decision will be respected would be followed and implemented.

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Naveen said: (Sep 27, 2014)  
Sir, this is an excellent idea, but some ideas which you have given before are really excellent. Sir we have to discuss which idea will be better for our company.

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Zabir Al Tarek said: (Sep 6, 2014)  
Thanks Sir,

I will give priority to my boss's opinion first, but I always have to think about the company's development and avoiding risk. In this regard, if I found boss is going completely against the company's interest, then I would try my best to demonstrate by views, logical points and other issues which is beneficial to the company.

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Sudhakar said: (Sep 2, 2014)  
Yh. Its my duty to follow all the orders of my boss that are related to job but beside this its also my duty to work for the benefit of company only they recruited me so that I can share my thoughts and ideas to them, first I try to analyse difference between mine and my boss thoughts and still if I think myself better in thoughts then I directly asked my boss to share my thoughts on that particular project.

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Vidya said: (Jun 29, 2014)  
We all are not alike and everybody have a different point of view. For my boss it might be an excellent idea but for me there could have been a better idea that his/her's. The best way is to have a brainstorming session to make sure that the company is benefited with the idea irrespective of whoever decision has come to a conclusion.

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Animesh Choubey said: (May 26, 2014)  
Everyone puts lot of hard effort to make any plan, however you know your boss is crazy, go to him applauding him and try to learn his idea why he wants that if you like all good but after listening to jim you can put your point. That would help you by two ways boss will understand one thing for sure that you are interested in whatever the plan is and second because of first he would value your plan or words and can be easily convinced.

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Rakeshkannan said: (May 5, 2014)  
Sir, your idea has good one which makes to bring our company is greatly profitable but we can improve this idea to make our company to increase the stock price than other companies. We just modified and make its reliable.

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Hans said: (Apr 14, 2014)  
Firstly, the boss is never always correct and If he has a great idea, one should never correct him or suggest that it is of substandard quality on his part. The best approach should be initially to request why and how he has come to the idea and why he favors it to be implemented.

Only then can you, yourself, have the ability to understand whether you can provide alternative options or counter-arguments. If it is truly a bad idea, this approach will surface the disadvantages and at the same time keep yours/his integrity and relationship intact. If at that time you have alternative suggestions to perhaps complement his idea, then this would be the right time to make them.

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Vishal said: (Mar 28, 2014)  
Firstly, I would make the analysis on comparison between my points and boss's points, will collect all the data using which I can convince him, then will set up a one on one meeting for the discussion and will put forward the data in a way that he do not get hurt. And as we all would be working for betterment of organization, so if he feels that his idea is best one to implement than would follow that and would try to give my best on it.

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Kawooya said: (Mar 16, 2014)  
Since he is crazy about it, I will support him and find a way of customizing it at the time of implementation to lessen the stink out of it.

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Parvathi said: (Feb 6, 2014)  
Sir, your ideas are excellent which bring our organization in a brilliant form. But sir, I think that you will able to give more excellency to a particular idea. With your permission I want to give you my focus details which will help to give more Excellency in your work please consider if you think it is useful.

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Satish said: (Sep 2, 2013)  
I will stick with my boss's idea and will try to customize to make it even more better without hurting him.

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Aditya said: (Sep 1, 2013)  
Sir, I will say. I'll completely agree with you and ask him some time to come up with some suggestions for improvement after discussing with all employees. And ill come up with some changes to it to make it great decision. Telling to him, sir these little changes can make your incredible idea to exquisite idea.

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Pragathi said: (Aug 17, 2013)  
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As boss is foremost, Firstly I will listen to the ideas and plan that he is fond off, and then I will involve by putting up my ideas and knowledge according to boss's favor. Hence the idea will executed with no stinks.

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Harshika said: (Aug 15, 2013)  
I will share the best idea that comes in my mind at that time. I will not criticize that idea but I will appreciate that idea since it is for the company's growth.

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Priyanka said: (Jul 4, 2013)  
I would have a detailed discussion with my boss, where both of us would keep our views. I would try to look at the idea from his perspective, and try to explain my point of view too. Together, we will try to reach a common solution. Only after having a one-on-one discussion and listing out all the data points, can it be decided whether an idea is actually great or "stinks".

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Patrick said: (May 24, 2013)  
I will first acknowledge his idea, make him feel respected, them I will say, sir, this is what I am thinking, how about doing it this way?

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Praveen said: (May 3, 2013)  
I'll make him aware of the consequences of implementation of idea by putting a real situation virtually and if he understands my point of view I'll appreciate it otherwise do as he say since that will be my duty.

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Jay said: (Mar 11, 2013)  
In my view, "Boss is always right". If he take a decision with his vast experience, then I will support him, but if he ask me about my point-of-view on his decision then I will honestly tell him about my own idea to his decision, so that he could take a better decision.

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Aman said: (Dec 4, 2012)  
The idea can go wrong for some but might be the best in world for my manager's point of view. In such situation, I will try so that my manager can have a look on the idea from an all around perspective also. There is a possibility that some better idea might come up due to this process.

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