– I’ve never been “layered”: 6%
– I’ve been “layered” and it worked out great: 2%
– I’ve been “layered” and it was horrible: 7%
– What’s getting “layered”?: 85%
What happens when you’re “layered.” Getting layered means there’s a reorganization where someone new gets inserted as a “layer” between you and your existing boss. You no longer report to your boss – you report to the new person who reports to your boss. This can be an uncomfortable and awkward situation. If you’re layered, you can take several steps to make the change go smoothly like acknowledging the awkwardness and fully supporting your new boss. Your initial approach to the change can make it be a great one or a disaster.
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These results were originally a SmartPulse poll in SmartBrief on Leadership which tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. Get smarter on leadership and sign up for the SmartBrief on Leadership e-newsletter.