Being a boss is never easy because you there is going to be a lot of pressure on you to do a good job. A recent survey that was conducted in the US shows that one of the major reasons why a lot of employees quit their job is because of the fact that they have a bad manager.
As a boss, you cannot expect your employee to always offer constructive criticism, obviously because you have the power to make or break their careers. But the thing is that bosses are humans too and they can make mistakes. Even the most skilled manager has a couple of habits that are offensive.
Some habit you have may be offensive to your team or may annoy them and may even make them want to quit their job. In this article, we are going to be looking at some habits that can make your employees hate you.
Always focusing on the negative
As a boss, you should not be a fault finder; rather, you need to look for the good or the strong point of your staffs. When members of your team hit a goal or a milestone congratulate them and encourage them to do more. You can also call them after office hours to tell them how much you appreciate their hard work.
Even if you are the boss, you should never forget your manners. Make it your habit to say common courtesy, like- “how was your day”, “good morning”, “thank you” and many more. Taking a genuine interest in your staffs is definitely going to make them give you their best. It will also make you more approachable and likable.
Taking credit for your team’s hard work or ideas
As a boss, you are likely going to be tempted to take credit for the ideas of your team, but you need to fight that urge because it is going to make your team hate you. The best managers in the world don’t take credit rather they work hand in hand with their team so that they can share credit.
Treating people like they are robots
Just because you are the boss does not mean that you should order your employees around to carry out petty errands for you. If you want to be loved by your employees try to do something nice for them from time to time. You can let them go home early or thank them for their hard work and show them that you care about them. Ask them about their children or family members. If you employee know that you are concerned about their warfare the will go the extra mile for you.