This week’s roundup includes links to articles about how employees should handle difficult bosses and different traits that make up a bad boss. We believe that managers and bosses should be reading these as well! It’s important to see what’s out there and make sure you aren’t doing any of these negative actions yourself. Learning how to create a positive work environment makes all the difference.
Communication plays a large role in job satisfaction. Employees want feedback from their managers! The Muse breaks down what you and your employees should be discussing on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis. These conversations can ultimately increase employee morale, productivity, and employee retention!
Taking a role as a manager or team leader for the first time can be nerve-racking. There is a significant increase in responsibility and delegation. Showing your team that they are valued and a contribution to the company is one of the most important tasks. Check out Glassdoor’s tips for getting you accustomed to leading!
Make sure you’re never considered the “bad boss” by reading this article from Fast Company! Find out what types of characteristics and actions make up the common boss that no one wants to work for. Being in charge of others can be stressful, but never take it out on your employees.
A boss with a poor attitude or micromanages are a few examples of bad bosses, but being indecisive can be a negative trait as well! Knowing what you want out of your employees and their jobs is vital. Changing your mind or even forgetting not only makes you difficult to work with but also impacts others ability to get their tasks done effectively.
Supporting your employee’s achievements and career growth is important. Be sure to include your employee’s in on tasks, meetings, etc…that give them the opportunity to excel in their skills or improve them. Check out this Forbes article to find out how you can support your employees more in the workplace.