I’m sure most of you have worked for bad boss before. If you haven’t, consider yourself lucky.
Some examples of a bad boss include:
· Does not like to delegate tasks and hovers over you
The Poor Communicator
· Gives you absolutely no direction and expects you just to know what he/she wants
· Undermines the efforts of employees
· Takes credit for other employees ideas when they’re successful and blames everyone else when ideas go south
· You never know what your boss will do next
· Their mood changes just as fast as the weather
I've personally worked for a micro-manager and a poor communicator before. In my experience it's
crucial to make the extra effort to communicate with your boss and tell them what you want.
If you're working for a mixed bag or saboteur boss, it will be important to keep your network around
you active, find a mentor in the company, and to document your work.
The link below is an article that gives tips on how to communicate with a bad boss
The following book is available at the Kwantlen Library:
The major techniques the book suggests are:
- Assess the different factors contributing to the situation
- Visualize possible options and outcomes
- Use visualization for goal setting, preparation, and planning
- Decide what's practical by weighing the positives and negatives
On a side note, when I was reading the above article, the next suggested article was about, “How to flirt with your boss”. Interesting…