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Top 10 things to be the most hated boss


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Top 10 things to be the most hated boss

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Top 10 things to be the most hated boss

  1. 1. © Mandeep Singh, Top 10 things to be done to be the most hated boss The fast movers in today’s environment get from the history of corporate world, with the into team management roles at very early change in work environment, all employees years of their professional life, while it is a expect dignity and have a high self-worth. The good thing to be a successful person. It is an plush offices, air conditioning and various important thing to remember with the team in other benefits, come with an increased self- hand, especially now as your success is totally worth of employees. Raising one’s voice acts dependent on how you manage the team. as a direct conflict to that, impacting not only for the targeted person but others in the With ambitions that exist in teams today, here vicinity who start to have doubts on the are a few top reasons which will ensure that organizations culture and value system. If you you do not become a successful team must shout to avoid a deep pain in the manager stomach, ensure you do so in a closed room with a single person at a time, this keeps 1. You leave office before your subordinate others speculating and just adds to the many does grapevines which the company already has. While this is a very widely accepted practice, 3. You make employees skip people related especially as one grows in the hierarchy, it is programmes to finish work related tasks no longer true that a subordinate needs to go through the grind. Employees in the new-age With increase in focus on people as an asset, environment feel they have as much right to the number of people programmes being run enjoy and live life happily as anyone in the top in every organization is increasing. When a management, probably more as they have conflict arises between prioritizing for time to more freedom and lesser liabilities both on the be spent on work or that programme, you personal and professional front. make a statement to your team. It is assumed that as a supervisor you would If the message communicates you value work take care of the pressures and the work-life tasks more than anything else and are willing balance of your team. If there is work, you to sacrifice things which benefits the team in would either be there participating in the work order to achieve your goals, you are perceived thus reaffirming that the work actually is to have a selfish approach to ensure your serious enough to demand sacrificing personal personal deliveries are met without caring for time or just let the work not affect them. The how others in the team feel. visual appearance that you have been working is required by the employees to get the feeling If you must want the team to skip the of one status on demand for work. If you must programme, then you either do a leave and the team has to work late, ensure compensatory programme for them or just be that you keep sending emails or are online in the programme, you have to send the with the team till they are. message that I value every individual in the team and am willing to let them make the 2. You raise your voice decision on living life in the workplace the way they want to and not necessarily by sacrificing. This is a reminder to the employee of the most talked about and hated work environments © Mandeep Singh,
  2. 2. © Mandeep Singh, 4. You have a favourite, the team is not a Decision making is associated with the feeling favourite of growing up, that’s the biggest thing people want out of life, giving it to them is the biggest All said and done favouritism is actually a real way of keeping yourself in the vicinity of being thing and a good thing, it increase the morale, called a good leader. keeps the person motivated and actually helps you in retention. However, it is a risky affair to 7. You are not willing to fire a person in your enter into such a relationship, those who are team not in the favourite list, feel left out, feel de- motivated and are always troubled about you Whatever be the theories about carrot and as a person. Simply put, you need to either stick culture, what is definitely sure is that if make the entire team as a favourite, by doing you are not able to send clear messages to the multiple things for all of them or not have any team members that you do mean business of them. Successful leaders have an entire and will not hesitate from using the stick, you team as favourite. If you must have a favourite, would end up being looked as a leader with don’t have one in the workplace. whom one can take liberties. This leads to direct negative impact on the work deliveries 5. Your team is not amongst the most talked and more importantly on others who are about teams in the company following the rule. They no longer find you a true leader and worthy to be guided by. One of As a leader of the team, people are looking at the deliveries a team member looks from a the value you add to them and the pride you leader is to ensure law and order in the team, are able to instil in the team as a highly something like the work that a chieftain has to successful and a well-knit team. You need to do in the tribe, if you fail there, you fail to be a have some unique proposition that is good leader. Remember it is your tribe, so presented to the entire organization by your maintain it. team. What is the team talking about to others and what do others talk to them about. They 8. You don’t have parity at intellectual level, get the feel to be awed by others and be able as a supervisor you know less to stack upto the pride of being associated with a boss like you, else, you’re just one of the The most important thing recognized in today’s many people they will crib about. Broadly work environment is knowledge, if you cannot speaking the same principles we use to sell control your people by knowledge, you can’t products. Build a reason for people to be in control them by anything. It is important to your team. have knowledge and be updated with the most critical things in your work area. There should 6. You make critical decisions in your team, be very few instances where team members whether they relate to work or non-work working with you find they are not getting any knowledge value add from you. People need freedom and they despise it when they get into a controlled situation. You as a leader have to build a processes to let others make choices, if you do find your team members looking upto you for decision making even in non-work related matters, you should get a hint. You have controlled the team by fear and are not giving them enough space to experience decision making. © Mandeep Singh,
  3. 3. © Mandeep Singh, 9. You don’t have friends in office The position of a team member in the office is largely dependent on your demonstrated power in the workplace, who are your friends and who is in your network. This is purely an “I am a successful person” in the office statement. If you’re not, you’re probably teaching the team to be unsuccessful too, which is going to be resisted by the ever ambitious employees of today’s age. 10. You are not aware of organizations processes and procedures and often end up breaking them or using someone else’s help to understand them The organization is set up with a framework which is sold to the employee as a hiring tool. If you don’t know what’s happening in the company and what you need to do, chances are you will end up being on the “I care for myself” kind of approach, while it is good to be a person who creates his own rules, as a leader it goes down really on the wrong side. Your team starts believing that you have chosen to be an independent chieftain with your own little tribe caring nothing about the organization, where you call the shots and nothing else matters. So far as things are on their side, it is good, when it turns, you’re the worst boss around, this is contrary to the professionalism which is so much appreciated by people and is one of the key factors for people to join companies. © Mandeep Singh,