Working Under Bad Bosses:

Workers tend to disengage under bad bosses, losing motivation to complete work and build rapport with their supervisor. The Gallup Management Journal’s semi-annual Employee Engagement Index reports that 54% of employees are not engaged, and 17% are actively disengaged at work and only 29% are actively engaged. Also, turnover increases under bad bosses.

The top three reasons why employees leave work are (in order):

  1. Poor management
  2. Lack of career growth
  3. Poor communication.

All factors that are in some way, shape or form influenced by direct supervisors.

Disengaged workers affect the bottom line. A 2006 Gallup Management Journal study found that 15% of U.S. Workers are “Actively Disengaged,” costing the U.S. Economy $328 billion.

Bad bosses fail to stimulate their workers and it can tremendously affect potential organizational gains.

Do you know of a bad boss? Have you been affected by one? Let us know!

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