Our reader poll today asks: Have you ever had a manager you absolutely hated?
- Yep! And I work for them right now: 72%
- Yes, but they’re in my past: 11%
- No, I haven’t had that misfortune: 18%
Your team hates you. In all the years I’ve written this poll, this is the first time I’m shocked. 72% of you hate your current boss. That number is astonishing. So here’s something to think about – if you have team members, what are the odds they feel the same way about you? After all, if 72% of you hate your current boss, there’s a pretty high likelihood that a big chunk of your team members hate you. But why? I’ve found 10 reasons your team hates you and cataloged them a long time ago. Micromanagement, lack of support, lack of prioritization, and failure to make decisions are some of the biggest reasons. If you’re not sure if they hate you or not, maybe get some anonymous and candid 360 degree feedback to hear what’s on their mind. If you don’t know what’s wrong, you can’t fix it. Work hard to be in that 28% of leaders that people don’t hate. Maybe we can collectively reduce that 72% and make work more enjoyable.
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These results were originally a SmartPulse poll in SmartBrief on Leadership which tracks feedback from more than 240,000 business leaders. Get smarter on leadership and sign up for the SmartBrief on Leadership e-newsletter.