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.