75% of employees would rather have a bad boss than look for another job and earn less. Does this really come as a surprise to you?
A bad boss can cause the employee to feel uncomfortable at work, not to give his best, not to commit and not to feel valued, so what makes him stay at work and not submit his resignation?
According to a study by the resume advice site ResumeLab, 75% of workers surveyed stay with a bad boss because they “couldn’t afford a pay cut.
Thinking that things would get better was the reason 73% of respondents did not leave their job because they had a bad boss and 62% said they stayed because they liked the job and their co-workers.
The survey of more than 1,000 Americans who had to work with a bad boss also found that 48% of workers put up with a bad boss for only 1 or 2 years; however, 27% do so within 3-5 years and only 10% for five years or more.
And what defines a bad boss
If you type in the search engine the word “bad boss” you get virtually unlimited results. It’s obvious that this is not an uncommmon opinion.
According to workers, there are four main things that define a bad boss.
- They criticize employees in front of their peers;
- They systematically kill ideas and initiatives;
- They deny raises or promotions without a valid reason; and
- They lie to people, both employees and other managers, at work.
What does it take to be a better manager?
Management requires a lot of hard work and frequent communication, but many managers and bosses don’t even want to do that.
However, he details that there is one advantage to working for a bad boss and that is that you learn all the things you shouldn’t do when you start managing people.
But it is important to know what characterizes a good boss.
- They motivate each employee to take action and commit them to a compelling mission and vision.
- They have the strength to drive results and the ability to overcome adversity and resistance.
- They create a culture of clear accountability.
- They build relationships that create trust, open dialogue and total transparency.
- They make decisions based on productivity, not politics.