New research has found that bad bosses affect how your whole family relates to one another; your physical health, raising your risk for heart disease; and your morale while in the office.
The psychological climate in which you work has a lot to do with your health and happiness. Recent research has found, perhaps not surprisingly, that bad bosses can affect how your whole family relates to one another. They can also affect your physical health, raising your risk for heart disease.
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Now, new research illustrates how bad bosses can shoot themselves in the foot, hindering their employees' morale, rather than helping it.
Over 1,100 employees at companies of all sizes were questioned about their work environments and their overall well-being. Some questions aimed at gauging the level of involvement the participants felt and at determining their bosses' management styles. Participants rated statements like "my supervisor consults with me to find out what modifications I would like to make to my work" and "my supervisor tries to motivate me by making me feel guilty for not doing enough." Some statements, such as "the organization shows very little concern for me," measured the support the participants felt their companies provided.