Three-out-of-four employees report that their boss is the worst and most stressful part of their job and 65% of employees would choose a new boss over a pay raise. Workers react by being 5 times more likely to slow down or willfully make errors, 6.75 times more likely to hide from their boss, and 30% more likely to suffer coronary heart disease. Not only does this make staff miserable, but it makes a tremendous amount of work for other leadership who have to deal with the fallout.
But there’s good news.
The data also say that to be a good manager you don’t have to get walked all over. Respondents want managers who inspire them, won’t accept mediocrity, have clear vision, are good collaborators, and can “walk the walk.” We have the tools to help managers get there.