Tuesday, June 22, 2004

No. 1 Reason People Quit Their Jobs

More than 1 million employees can't be wrong, so bosses take heed of this. A Gallup poll of more 1 million employed U.S. workers concluded that the No. 1 reason people quit their jobs is a bad boss or immediate supervisor. "People leave managers not companies...in the end, turnover is mostly a manager issue," Gallup wrote in its survey findings. The effect of poor management is widely felt. Gallup also determined that poorly managed work groups are on average 50 percent less productive and 44 percent less profitable than well-managed groups, reports The New York Post.

When the new Web site Badbossology.com did its own online survey of 1,118 people, it found that fully half of us working slobs would fire our own bosses if we could. Nearly 30 percent would have their boss seen by a workplace psychologist, but just 23 percent would send their boss for management training.

Bad bosses are bad for business. Badbossology.com lists some of the common bad boss behaviors in case you need help identifying them in your own manager:
--Harassment and discrimination
--Inadequate compensation
--Not respecting your legal rights
--Privacy invasion

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