The impact of apathetic managers is particularly concerning, said Jim Harter, Gallup's chief scientist for workplace management and well-being, because the firm's research has also shown that bosses can account for at least 70 percent of the variation in employee engagement scores from one business unit to another.
Both of these are complex issues that are handled differently by different companies. I can only comment on my own thoughts and experiences. Please don’t blame me for the many, many bad bosses and companies out there. That said, let’s start with the balance of power between bosses and workers.
The balancing act of boss and buddy are among the issues bosses have to face everywhere. The best time to set boundaries is at the moment of becoming or being promoted to a supervisory role. This is a difficult time, and one in which some tough choices between remaining a friend and being a respected boss must be made.
Ask your boss to share as much as she can about her workload. What can you do to produce the best results for her? 3. Be proactive. Once you’ve been micromanaged, you can anticipate what your boss will do. I learned to give my boss progress reports before she asked for them.
If your boss's power trip affects your co-workers, talk to them about confronting your boss with you. According to information on the Psychology Today website, the higher your boss ranks in the company, the more important it is for you to have other people backing up your accusations.