As you and I both know, or at least should know, good bosses (in other words, great leaders), bring out the best in their people. Likewise, a bad boss (in other words, an ineffective leader), brings out the worst in their people. Good leaders deliver results; bad leaders unpredictable ones. They also create organizational chaos, confusion, and a toxic work environment that ultimately threatens the health of team members, and/or the financial health of the organization as a whole.
According to Kevin Kennemer, in a recent article on LinkedIn, here are seven good reasons to manage bad bosses out of your organization:
- 3 out of 4 Americans say their boss is the most stressful part of their job.
- 44% say they have been verbally abused or physically abused by their boss.
- 31% say their bosses don’t appreciate them.
- Bad working relationships cost the economy $360 billion each year in lost productivity.
- Low motivation, faking being sick, and purposefully making mistakes can often be attributable to bad bosses.
- Employees who are stuck working for bad bosses, are more susceptible to chronic stress, depression, anxiety, heart attacks, and more.
- After working for a bad boss, it takes nearly two years for an employee’s stress level to return to normal.
Read the Full Article: Kevin Kennemer
Bad bosses are bad for everyone. It’s time to manage them out of the organization, and put them in roles where they are a good fit. In other words, roles that require no leadership of others.