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Employees don’t leave Companies, they leave Managers

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Employees join companies but leave managers. A Gallup poll of more 1 million employed U.S. workers concluded that the No. 1 reason people quit their jobs is a bad boss or immediate supervisor. 75% of workers who voluntarily left their jobs did so because of their bosses and not the position itself. In spite of how good a job may be, people will quit if the reporting relationship is not healthy. "People leave managers not companies...in the end, turnover is mostly a manager issue."

Here are the four types of bad bosses that make employees want to quit companies:

1. “Marionette” - In an age of uncertainty, many managers are yielding to this trap of just playing it safe to preserve their position and privileges. They just follow orders. They never stand up for their team or question policies. They are mere puppets and exude no loyalty to employees. A lack of integrity in a manager can make an employee lose passion for the job.

" Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress." ~Richard Branson

2. “King Kong” - Some managers when they reach to the top immediately forget where they came from. These type of managers possess a superiority complex and like to draw the distinction between management and staff. It is dreadful to work under a manager who is more worried about pushing their weight around than building relationships. Great leaders don’t talk down to their employees or make them feel inferior. Respect is a must.

3. “Superman” - They think the organization revolves around them. Some start behaving like they are the owners of the company. This trap includes making all of the decisions solo, ignoring feedback and taking the credit. When employees don't feel appreciated, morale and engagement plummets.

" Leaders who don't listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say." ~Andy Stanley

4. “Taskmaster” - Their sole focus is bottom-line. Continuously drilling employees is a sure way make them unhappy at work. Micromanagement suffocates, demoralizes and kills creativity. If you hired someone, it means you believe they are capable of doing the job. A manager's job is to motivate and provide guidance and support. It's not constantly monitoring an employee's every movement.

A bad boss creates fear and makes work drudgery. Studies show having a bad boss raises a worker's chance of having a heart attack by as much as 60 per cent. What was it about a bad manager that increased the risk of heart disease? The stress and anxiety caused by unfeasible targets, lack of support, unfair practices and threats of punishment

Source: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/employee ... -hyacinth/
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