In lots of companies, employees tend to dislike their bosses or immediate superiors due to many reasons. It may affect the quality and speed of their work and it could make their day in the office terrible. Sometimes, conflicts between an employee and his/her boss may even affect others. Some are just thoughts, some are just words, but sometimes, it could get physical. Let me share some of the more common ones that I’ve observed.
First and foremost is the attitude of the boss. If he/she is just too bossy and keeps on ordering people around just to make his/her work easier, people may really tend to dislike him/her. It’s ok to give orders but to order errands which are not related to work and abuse of authority will make the employees lose their confidence.
Another factor is being fair. The boss may be nice to everyone but they may be favoring a select number of people more than the others. A lot of people can sense if there is favoritism within. You may see a couple of people working hard but some may just be slacking off because the boss gave them an extra or unwarranted break.
Some superiors also take advantage of their position and are slacking off. Employees really won’t appreciate a boss who’s not around when he/she is needed. It’s understandable a few times but constant absence on the floor may make some employees lose their drive.
In a few cases, there are superiors who are really incapable of handling employees effectively. The employees always see them a few steps back instead of taking initiative. They sometimes are unable to help develop their employees and they lose sight of their objectives at times.
For some, it could just be diversity in interests and ideas. Both of them may argue but not necessarily fight with each other. It could actually lead to the employee disliking his/her boss. This is unavoidable at times since we are different and we won’t always agree with each other.
Well, as the saying goes, we can’t please everyone and it would be extremely tough to try and adjust to different people. It is time-consuming and there’s probably a lot more important stuff to take care of. So if you don’t like your boss and it makes it harder for you to work, ask why you don’t like him/her in the first place. If he/she isn’t doing anything wrong, you probably just don’t like him/her in general. Just don’t mind it and concentrate on your work. Don’t try to force yourself to like the boss or, if you’re the boss, the other way around. The thing you just need to remember is to be professional as much as you can and don’t take it personally unless it needs to be.