My son Michael and his National Championship Ring. Roll Tide!
If you think your boss is a jerk, we've got a list that might back you up on it. It's six signs your boss doesn't know what he's doing.
#1.) No One in the Office Is Ever Brutally Honest with Them. A good boss creates an atmosphere where you can tell them what you think about something, without feeling like you'll get yelled at.
--Obviously you shouldn't challenge them constantly, but if you can't be honest SOMETIMES, it kills your morale.
#2.) No One Knows How They'll React to Bad News. If they're nice one minute then a jerk the next, they probably don't understand that everyone in the office feeds off their energy.
--An inconsistent attitude tends to make people anxious and timid, which makes them less productive. And in a recent poll, one in four people said their boss had actually damaged their self-esteem.
#3.) They Never Reward Their Employees. It's understandable when profits are down . . . which they probably are right now. But even then, they should do SOMETHING every so often to keep morale up.
--Even if it's just organizing a happy hour after a good week.
#4.) They Know All the Office Gossip. It's okay if they're social, and it's even okay if they feel like a friend. But their main goal should always be to earn your respect. And obviously spending half the day gossiping won't do that.