11 Signs of a Bad Boss
11 Signs of a Bad Boss
W W W . E A S Y S M A L L B U S I N E S S H R . C O M
Have you ever belittled one of your employees in front of other co-
workers? Do you avoid or put off meeting with staff because
you're too busy?
Poor working relationships between managers and staff are a
guaranteed way to decrease morale and productivity, which is why
correcting the situation needs to be a top priority.
The first step in solving the problem is recognizing bad boss
characteristics. Check out this list of the signs of a bad boss based
on feedback from employees:
Inability or disinterest in communicating with staff.
Failure to convey goals, time lines, or expectations
Talking to employees in a rude or condescending manner
Not allowing employees to respond to comments or criticisms
Failure to recognize employee accomplishments or
Inability to deal with constructive feedback from their own
Stirs trouble or bad feelings between employees
Takes credit for positive outcomes but quickly blames others
for negative ones
Singles out and discriminates against particular staff members
If you recognize yourself in any of these behaviors, then you've
taken the first step toward adjusting them. The day-to-day
management decisions you make have an immense impact on
workplace interactions. For help developing a management style
that nurtures productivity and fosters collaboration, consider
finding a mentor or learning more about effective supervision
through books or workshops. Be open to constructive criticism.
More importantly, be open to turning your bad traits into positive
management traits. It will not only help you and your career, but
your employees morale and productivity.
Dianne Shaddock is the Founder of Easy Small Business HR, Employee Hiring and Managing Tips.
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Dianne offers expert advice on how to make better hiring decisions, manage difficult employees, develop
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forward, easy to understand and implement advice for businesses just like yours. Stay ahead of the curve
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