There are various kinds of bosses and employers, but some can be very difficult to deal with on a daily basis., which have to do anyways. In the history of your professional career, you would have surely been under some of these bosses with different characters, styles, and patterns of working. Collaborating and adjusting with different people is an integral part of being a professional, however, there are kinds of employers with whom it is just difficult to work. Some types you could avoid are:
You cannot predict his mood, present disposition, or strategy. Without even short-term goals, as he feels that you cannot plan as unable to predict what will happen tomorrow or Improvising works and he prefers not to change now. This leaves you bewildered with a loss of purpose. You even consider if it is worthwhile continuing in an organization with this boss as a model.
A culpogenic leader believes in managing people to achieve effectiveness after developing a guilty feel in all collaborators. The guilt-inducing leader rarely challenges, but prefers to exude an air of being perfect, ultimately putting you at fault, in a position of debtor. Concrete examples are the following sayings: “Let me help lift that board, though my back is hurting much”, or “At your age, I would always stay back to help after hours”. They also say “Do go home to enjoy your family –time while I stay here to finish work.” A person saying such things is not an example for others, but in reality, seeks to generate a feeling of indebtedness in others, and more realistically, the notion of debt of affection. The feeling of discomfort of the collaborators remains if he stayed back in the office, guilty about not being with his family. If he goes home, then blame the boss. With such a supposedly good boss, people rarely generate innovative ideas, produce little or take few initiatives?
He needles about your personal life, disguising it under the garb of good intentions. He asks about your relations with your partner and recommends investments, and advises against taking loans now, which can be done later. Rather than a counsellor, he considers you as an adolescent.
You feel being pressured due to his ignorance, rather than the necessity of events. His leadership is impulsive, leads to mental agitation as he believes that if matters are not resolved immediately they elude a solution. Never allow his anxiety drag you down, but convince him that efficient work needs some planning to execute tasks, follow systemic methods, without wasting time in optimizing them.
The (never available) Boss
Every time you need him, he is not there but online. Most problems must be solved by you, with your team. This boss boasts about providing employees autonomy when he actually gives loneliness. You rarely feel good about a person who does not counsel you and oblivious of need for positive feedback for work done.
An increase in salary will come with better performance, when the company is about to become a segment leader or that your promotion will happen when least expected. Initially you believe him as he is your boss and he will not lie to you. But the passage of Time ensures his mask falls along with his credibility.