How to highlight poor management in your office

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Got a bad boss? Here's how to spot poor management practices

Having tasty office drinks and coffee is a part of creating an enjoyable workplace, but your boss is more critical.

What can you do if your boss genuinely has bad manners and poor working practices? You have to be careful with what you say, how you act and how you dress in a modern office workplace; a politically correct management team ensure that slip ups could mean disciplinary action.

When you work for a poor employer it’s very difficult to find the balance between pointing out areas where they are lacking in skills and continuing with a workable relationship. Finding the best way to counteract any bad manners or skills exhibited by your boss is complicated, eEspecially in a new job.

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What poor characteristics should you look out for?

Some poor bosses are easy to spot. Those who use an aggressive communication style by shouting and criticising employees in private and in public will consistently be advertising and interviewing for new people to join their teams.

A number of poor characteristics can be changed over the course of time. For example, there’s the employer who has terrible planning skills and often keeps the business in a state of emergency or near collapse. The whole team will suffer considerably with this type of boss, but this is a skill that you can help them change and develop properly, perhaps by volunteering to take on some of the planning yourself.

Are you a mind reader?

While it is not always true that the boss is the best expert in their chosen area, those who expect you to read their mind will find it difficult to maintain a caring influence around the office. Nevertheless, this does encourage employees to think ahead and after a course of time you may be able to guess what your employer requires of you at all times.

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This must be balanced with the type of boss that can’t make decisions, which encourages all of the employees to float through their work without ever knowing how a positive atmosphere would enhance the working environment.

Instead of encouraging employees after their successes, the boss that excels in all of the good results and passes the blame to their employees for any poor activity in sales or reports will provide a complete lack of trust will means that no one will support the boss in their time of need.

Where your boss is arrogant and uncaring, there is a probability that they will not be able to take constructive criticism easily and you will need to carefully choose your moments to discuss any areas where you feel you can help them improve their business. You may have to learn tactics and employ them in such a way that the boss feels that the idea was their own, all along.

Where your employer uses fear tactics around the office, it is often a sign that they lack the necessary leadership skills to motivate members of the team. It’s not an easy task to turn this type of boss around so that they become productive and positive, rather than negative about everything.

It’s difficult to operate in an atmosphere where the boss shows some or of these negative contributions to their environment, but until someone is firm and explains other working possibilities to them, more employees will leave, rather than stay.

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