Post by David Wyld on Nov 22, 2013 23:03:05 GMT -6
Please view and comment on this link of the day - yes, for your education, but also for the points, of course! Watch the video below:
TITLE - The True Cost of a Bad Boss
Then, post a comment in reply to this discussion thread. Again, what to post? Here are some ideas: + What did you take away from the video? + How does the video relate in some way to your past experience (work, as a consumer, family, school, etc.)? + How might you use these ideas in your own career?
Last Edit: Nov 27, 2013 0:23:28 GMT -6 by David Wyld
The True Cost of a bad Boss After watching this video, I was actually not surprised on how costly a bad boss or manager could be. The video goes into detail on how much productivity is lost when employees are not ring treated properly. I've experiences this stress and loss of productivity first hand with a boss that was negative an not promoting a comfortable work environment. When a boss puts too much stress on you, you tend to go into a little shell and try to hide from the stressors, making your confidence to get the work done go down. A boss should always try to promote a comfortable work environment, be open to suggestions and questions, and not rude or mean!
We have all had a bad boss usually they are emotionally abusive. These are the type of bosses who forget they are human just as well. A bad boss causes the most stress at your job. Their unnecessary egos to prove that they are better does nothing but hurt the company. For instance, perfect example I tend to meet my goals everyday and usually more than what I should be expected to do. It is rare to get a good job. If I don't meet my goals which are not always accessible. I failed and there is a constant reminder that I failed, but yet they haven't met there goals either should I constantly remind them.
Post by sunnigrabert on Dec 8, 2013 20:08:38 GMT -6
I can definitely relate to this one. I am in the middle of a bad manager situation right now. It is a difficult thing to remedy in a small business, because there is no check system in place. When the owner of the company comes around (probably only once a month) he doesn't see what we do. And even though approximately 82% of the company has put in written complaints about the manager, nothing has been done. The money wasted is obvious and disgusting. The only option is truly to leave.
The video goes into detail on how much productivity is lost when employees are not ring treated properly. I've experiences this stress and loss of productivity first hand with a boss that was negative an not promoting a comfortable work environment. When a boss puts too much stress on you, you tend to go into a little shell and try to hide from the stressors, making your confidence to get the work done go down. These are the type of bosses who forget they are human just as well. A bad boss causes the most stress at your job
Post by bethanyhunt on Dec 10, 2013 18:05:44 GMT -6
Having a bad boss is very costly. The efficiency and effectiveness of an employee is greatly decreased with they have a bad boss because they don't feel appreciated, are so stressed out, and have low morale. Of course the employee is more likely to call in "sick" to their job when this is the case because going to work will literally make them feel terrible. This video is no surprise to me. I completely understand how much of a difference there is between having a bad boss and having a great boss.
I feel that this video represents some arguable points. I’m not sure how they found some of the statistics but it seems nearly impossible to pin point the cause of stress and in turn link it to weak immune systems and stroke. I think that everyone encounters bad bosses at one time or another in their career that doesn’t mean that they should just bail out or blame it all on the boss. Not to mention I think that the statistic on people unhappy with their job is never a valid or influential argument. I have never had a job and maybe never will that I absolutely love. I will never have a job that I enjoy as much as hunting, sports, exercise, etc. Individuals don’t always have the luxury of having a job that they love and rarely do people do anything forty or more hours a week every week without it becoming monotonous or not enjoyable. Being happy and finding satisfaction in what you do is a choice and I think many people forget that.
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The video would be complete to me if it factored in the losses to businesses and the economy in general from "bad, lazy, unproductive and unprofessional workers." A bad boss can be as a result of a lot of things, generalizing the financial and economic losses does not warrant the whole idea of causation as a result of bad management. The cost of a bad boss is understandably high, but what about the cost of a business with unproductive employees who blame it on management when in reality the employees are just not performing. The connection between health and stress to a bad boss is far fetched, some work environments are simply stressful and not necessarily a bad boss causation situation. The link has a valid point in that bad bosses are "costly" but some of the facts presented just don't add up.
I would definitely share this link with friends and colleagues. Thank you Dr. Wyld! This video was very true and informative. I think in this day and age a potential employee being an "organizational fit" is so important. Companies are doing personality tests to make sure that they are not wasting time or money on the wrong employee that won't gel together with the boss or other employees. When an employee is not interested in working it is very obvious by his/her demeanor or attitude. keeping these type of employees around is really a waste of time. it is better to severe ties and move on. With so many distractions at work these days not having employees that have a desire to work or have a personality clash with management are issues of major concern. Making the interview process more detailed is definitely important to minimize unhappy employees at the workplace.
Post by kelseywatson on Feb 7, 2014 17:11:46 GMT -6
This video doesn't shock me at all. I have worked with some really bad bosses before, and it's stressful to keep having to deal with their behavior. Bad bosses can cause you to want to quit your job. It doesn't shock me that a lot of money is lost due to these bad bosses everyday. It's not a healthy environment for any employee to have to deal with.
Post by katelynjones on Feb 11, 2014 16:53:51 GMT -6
You don't really think about how much a bad boss can cause to you and the economy. I have experienced a bad bass and yeah it does cause stress level to be higher. I have see a lot of employee turnovers because of it and the company waste time and money training people over and over again. It isn't easy to manage a business. That's why education and experience are so important. Bosses should be more receptive to suggestions and learning opportunities if their employee turnover rate is high or they have high complaint records.
There’s a movie called “Horrible Bosses”. I hope it was exaggerating a little bit. It’s hard to imagine having one of those bosses. I personally have not met one who’s bad enough for me to quit what I do to get rid of the situation. How do we define a bad boss? What makes a boss bad? If one employee holds complaint about the boss, can we conclude that he’s a bad boss? If every single person reports to the boss complains about him/her, then we need to escalate it to higher level of management team, so that something can be done to fix the problem. After all, replacing one person is easier and less expensive than replacing many.
Post by bmcgarry13 on Feb 12, 2014 20:14:56 GMT -6
Having a bad boss has several of far reaching and negative effects on a company. Scarily enough, bosses are ultimately in charge of making most decisions. These decisions can have irreversible effects. Bad decisions tend to branch out and hurt/affect all levels of a company, not just the immediate office. When you think about this on macro terms, I believe even more than $160,000 is lost. Visually, what comes to mind is the wrong type of gas being poured into a car tank. The gas being poured by the person (boss) is poisonous to the whole system that is responsible for making the car (business) run.
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Post by jessicaratelle on Feb 13, 2014 11:42:31 GMT -6
This video gave me an entirely new prospective on a "bad boss". I have worked for bosses before who I don't consider to be good bosses. But, for me, this has been in part time jobs as a student. In the real world, it is crazy to see the negative effect a bad boss can have on you. Companies may not even realize what it is costing them. Although it is important to focus on hiring employees, I find it even more important to hire a great boss. Everyone feeds off of upper management. Without a good boss, you will not have good employees, resulting in a lack of motivation and ultimately a bad company with even worse productivity.
Post by brettstirling on Feb 13, 2014 12:31:51 GMT -6
I always new this too be true but I never knew that numbers behind the concepts. I think almost everyone experiences a bad boss and knows how this feels. Underappreciated,verbally, and mentally abused employees really do end up feeling the effects of a bad boss. I've never even considered the effects of a bad boss for the company itself. I suppose it make sense that if employees drop out faster from enduring a bad boss then all the hiring costs would add up very quickly. I did consider the productivity though. Someone who feels underappreciated and verbally abused definitely won't have an incentive to work hard and be productive.
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