The employee/boss relationship can be a tricky one. After all, there’s a fine line between motivation and manipulation. A good boss can create an energized, upbeat workplace while promoting efficiency and employee well-being. A bad boss can bring the whole team down.
So, how do you know if you have a boss the working world would consider good, or not?
What Is a Good Boss?
Bosses come in all shapes and sizes. They bring with them different levels of experience and knowledge, Still, there are absolutes when it comes to being an effective boss.
And the best thing a boss can do for their employees? Be an effective leader and mentor. The truly great bosses care about the people on their team and realize that if they surround themselves with successful people, they, in turn, will be successful too. So, those bosses give their employees the opportunities necessary to become successful people.
Good bosses also create an atmosphere of collaboration and partnership with their employees. They provide clear expectations and meaningful objectives while reserving constructive criticism for private conversations.
Whether you want to become a great boss, or simply determine if your boss fits the bill, this infographic from Staffing Plus can help. It lays out the top ten things you should expect from your boss. Yes… expect.
Because everyone deserves a great boss!