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):
- Poor management
- Lack of career growth
- 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!