4 Bad Habits That Keep Toxic Bosses From Becoming Good Leaders
When millions of employees began working from home at the onset of the pandemic, the work culture went home with them. Uncivil behaviors found in toxic office environments moved into workers’ homes. For workers in toxic cultures characterized by bad bosses, those behaviors came home with them as well. 카지노사이트
Whether in-person and in the office, or in virtual or hybrid work settings, the ripple effects of toxic-boss behaviors can produce drastic negative effects on how workers perform. To expose what may be happening in your organization right now, here’s what to pay attention to:
- ‘My way or the highway’ mentality
Toxic bosses demand that things go their way all the time. And when a situation doesn’t go their way, they naturally don’t have the capacity to handle the problem without causing more problems. For example, if team members propose a better solution to a business, toxic bosses will try to bully their way into changing their minds and ridicule their rationale, on the spot. Uninhibited emotions show up much easier over a computer screen when you operate through dominant behaviors like bullying. This “my way or the highway” campaign may later manifest in private virtual meetings where toxic bosses will divide and conquer by turning team members against one another.
- It’s all about the bottom line
Toxic bosses may start meetings by getting straight down to business and leaving people tense and on edge. They won’t check in and ask how their team members are doing, or demonstrate any empathy for current challenges posed by overwork, inflation, or the pandemic. Toxic bosses are selfish by nature and only concerned with having bottom-line conversations that concern or benefit them.바카라사이트
- They show no respect
In a 2020 study about what makes someone a terrible manager, it was found that an alarming 72 percent of the surveyed employee population was treated in a rude or disrespectful manner by a bad boss. Additionally, nearly 70 percent of respondents were criticized in front of their peers, and 83 percent of them felt bad about it. Finally, and perhaps the worst case of all, an eye-popping 42 percent of toxic bosses blamed others for their failures, which 84 percent of employees felt was unfair.
- They want their hands on everything
Toxic bosses insist on getting their hands on every aspect of your work. They have a hard time letting go and trusting their team members to perform their work. As a result, the employee experience under such suffocating micromanagement can be downright demoralizing.
In micromanaged environments, people often report an absence in:
- The expression of creativity or the free flow of ideas
- Open and transparent group discussion or input into a decision
- Team motivation
Granted, micromanagers are human like all of us and hard-working professionals with mostly good intentions. What they lack is a conscious day-to-day understanding of what it takes to motivate people intrinsically. They live in another paradigm altogether. In the end, micromanagers operate their way because it’s about power, and power is about control.온라인카지노