5 Ways That Bosses Drive Away Employees

May 10, 2015
Anita Bruzzese

A recent survey finds that about half of employees quit their jobs to get away from bad bosses.

Count me as one of them. I've quit two jobs in my career because I believed the bosses were actually hurting my ability to do my job. I don't think these bosses (one was a man, the other a woman) were horrible people -- they were just horrible managers.

In the Gallup survey, the 7,200 people polled wanted more communication from their managers. They wanted regular interactions with their bosses -- they wanted someone who cared about them as people with their own hopes and dreams. That kind of communication led to greater trust and engagement, the study found.

So what are some other things that make employees want to run from managers? Here's a short list -- feel free to chime in with your own suggestions.

Read the rest of the article on Anita’s website, www.45things.com.

Anita Bruzzese is an award-winning journalist who writes about career and workplace issues. She is the author of two career books, and has written for publications such as USA Today, Glamour and Shape. Follow Anita on Twitter @AnitaBruzzese.

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