Good Boss vs Bad Boss

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Good Boss vs. Bad Boss There are many traits that a boss needs; like communication, respect and mentoring. These traits and others will decide whether you are a good boss or bad. It will depends on how one looks at it, are you an employee or a boss. Bosses will come and go, however the good ones will always stand out from the bad ones. At the same time, ironically, it’s easy to spot both extremes, good and bad. Everyone has a difference of opinion on what makes a good boss. I have worked for several bosses and the good ones outweigh the bad. When treated with respect and understanding an employee feels good about the job they are doing, and the boss. Communication and respect are important keys to any…show more content…
A smart boss knows how to speak to a person, not at them. An example of poor communication is when a boss tells the employee; “we are expecting a package today,” however, the boss neglected to leave the check for the COD payment with the employee, normal procedure is to have the driver come back as no check was written, then when employee tells the boss the package will be delivered the next day, they yell that is not what they wanted; the need the product and get it back as fast as you can, make it happen and when the employee cannot they are called out on it and made to feel dumb. Listening to the worker with suggestions just might make a better work environment. When there is something to be critiqued it should be private and should never be done in front of a customer and should never be discussed later behind the employees back with customers. A bad boss will embarrass and shame the employee in front of others, making not only them employee uncomfortable but also the customer. This behavior shows poor leadership to all concerned; respect is the most important aspect of any working relationship. When clients or customers make appointments it is always to the company’s advantage to have the boss there on time to do the job, not depend on your employees to do the work then, tell them in front of the client their work was unsatisfactory; that is not only rude to that employee, but also it is telling the customers that boss does not respect anyone. Without
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