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Common behavior of the worst bosses

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, July 31, 2017 | 05:10 pm
Common behavior of the worst bosses

If you’ve been in a management role, you’ve probably wondered whether people think that you’re a bad boss. (Shutterstock/File)

Chances are, you’ve had a bad boss.

Whether they take credit for your work, break boundaries and borderline harass you, or micro-manage everything in sight, these kinds of bosses can range from being annoying to being a complete nightmare.

And if you’ve been in a management role, you’ve probably also wondered whether people think that you’re a bad boss.

The following are the top 10 bad boss behavior aspects, as compiled by Bamboohr.com:

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  •     Takes credit for your work
  •     Doesn’t appear to trust or empower you
  •     Doesn’t appear to care if you're overworked
  •     Doesn’t appear to advocate for you when it comes to monetary compensation
  •     Hires and/or promotes the wrong people
  •     Doesn’t back you up when there’s a dispute between you and one of your company’s clients
  •     Doesn’t provide proper direction on assignments/roles
  •     Micromanages you and doesn’t allow you the “freedom to work”
  •     Focuses more on your weaknesses than your strengths
  •     Doesn’t set clear expectations

The study also made several other interesting findings. While bosses who take credit for an employee’s work are widely considered as aggravating, younger employees are more likely to tolerate credit thievery from a superior. The older the employee gets, however, the more unacceptable it becomes.

Furthermore, 44 percent of employees have cited issues with a boss as the primary reason as to why they left a previous job. Some of the top characteristics to make an employee leave include management style, condescending attitude, as well as bad temper. (tha/kes)

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