We have all experienced at one point in our careers a bad boss! The boss who disrespected us, bullied us, harassed us, was indifferent, rude, belittling or simply didn’t like us. It heavily affected our performance. Maybe you took a few more sick days off as a result. Some of you became less effective or focused on the job. Perhaps your attitude became negative and contagious? Did you become more confrontational, indifferent or even a bad employee?
These are typical symptoms of the unhappy disengaged employee and it costs businesses not only dollars in lost productivity, but heavily impacts customer experience and the reputation of a brand. It only takes one bad manager or boss to cause a chain reaction within your culture.
DID YOU KNOW?
- The number 1 reason why people quit their jobs is a bad boss or immediate supervisor - Gallup poll of more than 1 million employed U.S. workers
- 2 MILLION Americans a month voluntarily quit their jobs - The US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
- 1 in 2 employees are not happy at work - Gallup survey of 25 million employees, part time and full time, in 189 different countries.
To optimize team dynamics it's crucial to have a solid culture that allows employees, if not invites them to thrive. Leadership must constantly and respectfully reinforce that culture and inspire the team to excel and expand.
You can't blame an employee for quiting on you because their boss is a ??? As an employee, know when to quit and when to stay! Here's a tip (see graphic)
Too many companies allow bad bosses to remain in positions of management or leadership without fully realizing the negative impact is has on their bottom line! Sometimes it's a reflection of the CEO or executive leadership and culture they establish by example.
As leaders it's wise to frequently self evaluate and make sure you are not the bad boss that makes people quit. Be the boss that inspires greatness. Lead to empower not to have power.
"IF YOUR ACTIONS INSPIRE OTHERS TO DREAM MORE, LEARN MORE, DO MORE, AND BECOME MORE, YOU ARE A LEADER." - John Quincy Adams.
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THANK YOU for reading - Vital Germaine