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Maybe it is not them.
If employee turnover and absenteeism within the company are too high, and productivity and morale too low, the person in charge may be the one at fault.
To find out how good — or bad — a boss you are, the small business advocacy group, suggests asking yourself these questions:
1. Have you ever publicly criticised an employee?
2. Do you take credit for your employees’ work?
3. Do your employees fear you?
4. Do you expect employees to do what you tell them without question?
5. Do you believe employees should know what to do without you telling them or providing guidelines?
6. Are you a shouter?
7. Do you demean employees as a form of punishment?
8. Do you play favourites?
9. Do you hate delegating?
10. Do you check everyone’s work?
According to the answer key, the more “yes” answers, the greater the likelihood you are a bad boss.
A SHORT CHECKLIST Given that Trevor Gay wrote a book called “Simplicity Is the Key” — published in the UK by Kingsham Press in 2004 — it is not surprising that he has come up with a basic list of the differences between good and bad bosses.
In his 35 years of work (in the health care industry), Mr Gay said he discovered that his best bosses had these attributes:
His worst bosses, he said, had these deficiencies:
HOW TO BE A BAD BOSS Paul Lemberg, an executive coach, has compiled a list of ways weak bosses can hinder an employee’s performance.
His advice to those bosses is to "stop immediately," if they are doing any of the following: