Dec 2, 2019
Abusive bosses who rule with a heavy hand are managing their own failure. This is the conclusion of a 427 study meta-analysis completed by researchers at Portland State University and published in the Journal of Management.
Managers perceived as unfair, unhelpful, and impersonal trigger counterproductive and passive-aggressive work behaviors including work slow-downs, delayed arrivals in the morning, extended breaks during the work day, calling-in sick, and frank workplace sabotage. Obnoxious leaders create a toxic work environment, staff stress, and departures of valuable team members.
The most successful managers walk around the workplaces to kindle personal work relationships with their staff. Once bosses know their subordinates as people, they can better function as facilitators to help everyone on the team shine and in so doing burnish their own reputations.
Yucheng Zhang, Xin Liu, Shan Xu, Liu-Qin Yang, Timothy C. Bednall. Why Abusive Supervision Impacts Employee OCB and CWB: A Meta-Analytic Review of Competing Mediating Mechanisms. Journal of Management, 2019; 014920631882393 DOI: 10.1177/0149206318823935
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