Essay Good Boss Versus Bad Boss

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Good Boss versus Bad Boss

How would you feel if you called in to work sick and your boss sympathized but asked when the project you were working on would be finished? If you like most people you would feel guilty about calling in and wonder if you should head to work. How about if you called in sick to work and your boss sympathized and told you to rest up and feel better soon? Would you still feel guilty or would you cuddle down in your bed to rest off the sickness? When comparing the difference between a good boss and a bad boss the perception is largely based on the opinion of the employees.
Bosses come in all shapes and sizes, young and old, male and female, and even good and bad. They are in the position because
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A good boss will communicate with the employees in a manner that can be understood including how it affects the employee, why the communication is needed, and allow questions to be asked. A bad boss is conscious of good communication skills but lacks the ability to follow through. Communication for a bad boss does not come easy and will come across as a negative point to the employees. Not communicating will permit the employees to feel as if the boss is not concerned. All employees flourish when open honest communication is a normal condition with the boss.
So much responsibility comes with having the position of a boss; one of the most important is holding the employees accountable to complete assigned duties. Most of the time employees do not see the big picture of how an organization is run and how each individual job duty helps to keep the work flow running smoothly. A good boss is one who remains professional when confronting an employee who is not completing the job duties. A good boss will ask questions, offer help, and be supportive to accomplish the goal. On the other hand, a bad boss will act angry, accuse, and make the employee feel guilty and sometimes the boss will even complete the task just to have it completed. Giving an employee the opportunity to discuss the reasons, taking the responsibility and not feel guilty will create a less hostile work environment.
When presented with an employee problem a good boss will first stop to think over
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