Strona główna ENGLISH Bad Bosses – how they can help you and your career

Bad Bosses – how they can help you and your career


Artykuł ukazał się w Medical Maestro Magazine, Vol. 5, s./p. 593-740

It is difficult to be positive when faced day-to-day with a manager or supervisor who is unreasonable with their demands on you and sees only the negative side of what you do in the long hours spent behind your desk.

What is the impact of a bad boss on you and your workplace? At the office it can include high employee turnover rates, low workplace morale, greater job stress. However, it often extends outside into unhealthy eating habits, lack of exercise, sleep deprivation, and more seriously can lead to relationship and family problems.

But I would like to offer a quotation on the subject: Never Waste a Good Opportunity to Learn from a Bad Boss.

We can probably all say at one time or another that we, don’t like the boss, or, “the boss can’t manage”, or even, “I could do his/her job better”. But what YOU need to do is turn this situation around to benefit from it.

Such positivity can only help your career whether it is where you are now or where you plan to be. No future employer wants to hear that you left your previous job because of poor relations with supervisors. What they want to see is how you turned things round and how you might do the same for them.
So what can you learn from a boss who you feel is less than competent? And how to use this to your advantage in present and future career times? Here are seven items to consider together with what YOU can take from them and how NOT to do the same in your future management careers.

Try not to take things personally
Let’s be honest here. Working life is not the same thing as real life. Business decisions are not on the same level as personally-made ones. And every day when you walk through the door of your office, you enter the corporate world and leave the rest of your world behind for about eight hours a day. That’s the way it is and that’s probably how it always will be. So what you need to realise here is that people including your boss probably behave differently in this environment than how they do outside it.

With this in mind, you need to keep in mind that criticism may be about your job but it is never about you as a person. Yes, some bosses get close to the line and some may even step over it, but they are the exception rather than the rule.