Last week in INC. magazine, there was an article titled: Jerk Alert: The Real Cost of Bad Bosses.
In this article, the author stated:
· 65% of employees say they’d take a new boss over a raise.
· Three out of every four employees report that their boss is the worst and most stressful part of their job.
· Bad bosses not only make employees unhappy—they make workers unhealthy as well.
Also, in a study of 30,000 managers, employees cited five top flaws of what bad bosses fail to do.
1. Fail to inspire
2. Accepts mediocrity
3. Lacks clear vision and direction
4. Unable to collaborate and be a team player
5. Fails to walk the talk.
Why aren’t these people fired and who condones this type of leadership?
Ethically speaking how can a company keep these bosses who can cause morale issues, ethics issues, productivity issues, compliance issues and employee turnover?
What is the “cost” of keeping these “bad” bosses. They have to know that they are ineffective and yet keeping them says what?
There are enough issues to deal with in a company, without keeping bosses that tend to be a “cancer” growing. Aren’t we in a “preventative maintenance” mode in healthcare, then why not in companies?
Be preventative with this issue. Either fire them or retrain them.