A positive employee-employer relationship is essential to establishing a viable and magnetic workplace culture as well as minimizing costly turnover. A survey by Tolero Solutions found that 65 percent of respondents are actively looking for a new job. And guess what was cited as the number one reason for wanting to make the move?
You guessed it! Bad leadership.
There are certain types of supervisors whose behaviors drive employees away and make it incredibly difficult to form healthy working relationships. Here are eight types of supervisors most disliked by employees.
1. The Inactive Listener
Speaking up and expressing an opinion or problem is an intimidating prospect for many employees. It's especially tough when the supervisor doesn't pay attention to what is being said, and even worse, fails to offer advice or perform any follow-up. Whether scrolling through email or diverting their eyes everywhere but the speaker, the Inactive Listener supervisor only further damages the prospect of engagement and free-flowing communications.
2. The Mixed Message Giver
Mixed messages happen in a few different ways. Either the manager doesn't provide clear directives and guidance to teammates or they fail to do what they said they would do. When these things happen, it not only confuses and frustrates the entire team, but it can also sow deep-seated resentment that is nearly impossible to overcome.