Regardless of their methods, bad bosses cause irrevocable damage to their companies and employees by hindering performance and creating unnecessary stress.
The stress your boss causes is bad for your health.
He is constantly inviting you to hang out outside of work and engages in unnecessary office gossip.
He uses his influence to make friends at the expense of his work.
Gallup research found that 60% of government workers are miserable because of bad bosses.
In another study 69% of US workers compared bosses with too much power to toddlers with too much power. Significant percentages of US workers describe their bosses as follows: Most bosses aren’t surprised by these statistics.
A DDI study found that 64% of managers admit that they need to work on their management skills.
When asked where they should focus their efforts, managers overwhelmingly say, “Bringing in the numbers”; yet, they are most often fired for poor people skills.
The Inappropriate Buddy This is the boss who’s too friendly, and not in the fun, team-building sort of way.
Another common problem we have seen are bosses denying a request for union representation by claiming that a meeting will not result in discipline.
According to a 2004 decision by the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB Decision No.
rights” entitle union-represented employees to request the presence of a Union Steward during any interview that an employee reasonably believes could lead to discipline. Usually, your boss will not tell you about these rights.
Supreme Court case, , which the California Supreme Court has extended to public employees.
While the best option when you have a bad boss is to seek other employment, this isn’t always possible.