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Your cheat sheet for dealing with a difficult boss

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16.03.2019

Time and again, I have come across the age-old adage in the corporate world that employees leave bosses and not the organisation. It is funny though that bosses are generally the most difficult people to deal with for most employees. While this may be true, a lot has changed in the way people react and respond to seniors today. Let's look at some of the scenarios.


In this competitive culture that we have created and inherited today, we get bosses who are much younger and extremely aggressive in their approach to work. Being young, they put in long hours and expect their team members to do the same, irrespective of age and responsibilities outside of office hours.


Workaholics wouldn't mind, but those wanting to have a semblance of a balance, primarily to improve their health - both emotional and physical, or the ones who want to spend time with their family or are going through a personal roller coaster, find it extremely difficult and sometimes even feel guilty about leaving on time or leaving early than other team members or the boss.


A casual remark from the colleagues or boss who says, "Half day today?" for leaving on time hits the nerves, and at times causes panic if they are being judged for under-performance... In my opinion, stop it right there. There is no need for you to panic or feel guilty.


Consider this: When the boss gets pulled up for the team’s under-performance, there is a tendency to become aggressive that permeates through the hierarchy of the........

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