How would you answer “If you know your boss is 100% wrong about something how would you handle it?” job interview question wisely? Remember that its your boss or manager so handle the situation without getting into trouble.
This type of question is asked to find out how you handle difficult questions.
You could answer by saying that it would depend on who the manager was and what the situation was because actually this is true. There are some Managers that you can criticise and will accept this and there are some that you really cannot.
Personally I would always try and give my opinion in a very calm way and hope that the Manager in question is listening and realises that he or she is wrong.
You have to weigh up how serious the mistake it and how much it needs raising in the first place. For example if it’s something relatively minor then I would probably mention it in passing and see if its noticed. If it’s something major I would do my research first and make sure that I was 100% right myself before talking to my Manager and saying that you have been looking into the matter and have found out XYZ to be accurate. Adding that you hope he or she does not mind you looking into it and mentioning it to them.
If they are a good Manager they will realise that what you have actually done is very brave and they will respect you for it. Just please remember you need a lot of tact and diplomacy to do this.
Never argue unless you have facts. Remember, even if they are your boss they are only human and can make mistakes just like the rest of us. If its something that effects you, then of course your going to want to fight your corner, but make sure you do it in a polite manor and have facts or evidence to back you up.