Friday, September 5, 2014

A Boss Who Respects

Statistics show that over 31% of workers who quit their jobs do because of their bosses. And, we are not talking about a few thousand people, but over 2 million quit their employment every month. Therefore, 31% is a vast amount of unhappy employees.

From a Gallup Poll (Link Below) researching 142 countries worldwide only 13% of all workers are happy in their employment; with the remaining 63% proved not inspired---in other words each worked for payday and Friday; and 24% proved non-productive, unhappy and likely to show a negative attitude in the workplace.

Remember the slogan: The Buck Stops Here---therefore, it is the boss of the company who has the power to find out why his employees are not happy working for him/her. If a company hired a savvy person to manage the office and employees then there should be no problem.
  • Here are some reasons for issues to exist: a.) Nepotism b.) Boss’ references not checked c.) Boss’ background not checked d.) Boss favors certain employees e.) Socialized with certain employees f.) Employees overlooked for a promotion g.) Not paid for excellent work ethics h.)Underpaid for title of job

And, the list goes on to illustrate that a boss who ignored his due-diligence, because the company that hired him, they neglected their due-diligence before hiring a man/woman who could jeopardize the company’s production and profit; and prove not suitable for the position initially.

How to Deal with a Bad Boss

Unhappy employees are not: energized, eager, productive, at work every day and not positive. Their face tells it all---it is difficult to miss when someone is unhappy.
  • What a Boss Should Do:
  •  a.) Respect his employees by paying them for their work-worth; that means by the title and the duties. Give bonuses to the ones who excel by always being at work and completing their duties. 
  • b.) And, leaving a clean and safe workplace. 
  • c.) communication with employees. 
  • d.) Walk around casually and see who looks unhappy---get out of your office
  • e.) Have a staff meeting with a prepared speech about sharing any concern or suggestions 
  • f.) The next day walk through your employees and ask each employee quietly if you may write their name down to talk in your office at their convenience

Then the unhappiness should fade away after each employee meets with the boss. And, the good news is---the unhappiness may stem from another office issue---that a confident boss to nips in the bud.

Now as a savvy “Boss” keep your employees happy by always showing appreciation and respect. And, they will be productive and respectful. The duties of a boss are not always simple, but it is better to stay ahead of any issues in lieu of lagging behind with an amazed look on your face.

2013 Gallup Poll---Click the Link Below: 
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