When Ms. N completed her internship with a reputed MNC, she wanted to buy some gifts for her boss. But there was a catch. She wasn’t too sure whether her gift would be misunderstood as a bribe for a possible job in that company. But if she did not gift her boss something, she would be missing out on a great opportunity to thank him. Most employees are caught in such a Catch-22 situation indeed.
There is also another dimension to this problem. What if the boss does not like the gift? And what if the gift is inappropriate? What if the act of gifting results in undesirable and embarrassing results?
The best way to get out of such situations is to carefully study and plan in advance. Gifts need not necessarily be expensive. At the same time, gifts need to be useful to the person to whom they are presented.
If the boss is female and the employee is a male, one must be extra-cautious in order not to give a wrong impression. For instance, gifting a rose may be deemed as signaling something else. The situation is totally different if the employee is a female too. In any case, an employee must find out in advance the likes and dislikes of the boss before even venturing into gifting.
Play Safe : Doesn’t Matter if the boss is a Male or Female
There is no harm in playing safe. After all, you want to impress the boss in a professional way, Here are some safe gifting options that suit Male and Female bosses alike