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10 behaviors that make you a terrible boss

Published by Business Insider on Thu, 14 Sep 2017

So what's yourbad bosshorror story' Youknowyou have one.Bad boss behaviors that lead to horrific employee disengagement and turnover are rampant, andstudyuponstudyhas confirmed this epidemic. The most recent example is via anemployee survey conducted by BambooHR.They asked more than 1,000 US-based employees to rate 24 "typical boss behaviors" from "totally acceptable" to "totally unacceptable." Can you guess theworst behaviora boss can have in the workplace'It's taking credit for an employee's work.'BambooHRfound that 63% of respondents said hogging credit was unacceptable, or something they would consider worth quitting over. Is that true for you'Women felt even worse about their bosses wrongly taking credit, with 71% of them calling it the worst behavior. Workers over 60 had the strongest reaction, with 77% of them finding it offensive versus workers under 30 (57%).The survey's results concluded that, overall, 44% of employees said that a boss had been the primary reason they left a previous job. More conclusive evidence to support the old adage that "people leave managers, not their jobs."In case you're curious, the top five characteristics of their boss that made them leave were:Management style37%Condescending attitude30%Mean or bad temper30%Inappropriate behavior26%Harassed employees24%Top 10 bad boss behaviorsHere's a summary of the findings from the survey, which you can compare with the boss that currently bullies you or steals your thunderand the percentage of people who called it unacceptable or a deal breaker.1.Your boss takes credit for your work63%2. Your boss doesn't trust or empower you62%3.Your boss doesn't care if you're overworked58%4. Your boss doesn't advocate for you when it comes to compensation57%5. Your boss hires and/or promotes the wrong people56%6.Your boss doesn't back you up when there's a dispute55%7. Your boss doesn't provide proper direction on assignments/roles54%8.Your boss micromanages and doesn't allow you "freedom to work"53%9.Your boss focuses more on your weaknesses than strengths53%10. Your boss doesn't set clear expectations52%The most surprising finding of allThe survey results show a clear gender divide when it comes to how men and women view their relationships with their bosses, which I found rather surprising.Here are the differences in percent age of respondents that say "it's not at all acceptable" or a "deal breaker that would make them want to quit."Your boss focuses more on your weaknesses than your strengths:Women: 61%Men: 43%Your boss doesn't appear to care if you are overworked:Women: 66%Men: 49%Your boss takes credit for your work:Women: 71%Men: 55%Your boss hires and/or promotes the wrong people:Women: 64%Men: 48%Your boss doesn't appear to trust or empower you:Women: 70%Men: 54%SEE ALSO:A humble CEO might be good for business ' but there's a reason it's hard to find oneJoin the conversation about this storyNOW WATCH: An Alabama high school 'resegregated' after years of being a model of integration ' here's what happened after
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