So an executive colleague reminded me of something about bad bosses:
People don’t leave jobs, they leave [bad] bosses.
It’s very interesting and so often true.
Of course, people leave for all sorts of reasons, but one of the most important aspects of job satisfaction for employees is their boss!
When you have a good boss — someone with integrity, good communications, trustworthy, fair, and who empowers, develops, and supports you then that goes a very long way towards positive employee engagement and retention.
However, when the boss is a bad apple and usually everyone knows it, then there is often a mass exit out the organizational door.
Occasionally, the organizational culture is bad too, and that attracts those bad bosses, promotes their bad behavior, and keeps their bad butts in the corner office seats — this situation is even worse because bad culture and people are mutually reinforcing.
For the good people out there, leave the bad bosses behind and never look back. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)