We have all heard horror stories of nightmare managers and, unfortunately, the majority of us have even suffered under their reign. From mind-numbing micromanagers to unbearable bullies, these bosses all have one thing in common: They are not getting the most out of their team.
While these individuals may have the experience and hard skills that make them a perfect manager on paper, they lack the essential soft skills to effectively lead a team. Their poor approach results in a dissatisfied, unhappy, and unmotivated workforce that will consequently not be performing as well as possible. And these monsters of management had better be careful because their staff are unlikely to stick around for too long: As they say, people don’t leave jobs, they leave managers!
So heed these words managers and make sure you are not transforming into a beastly boss. To help you identify the signs, here are the top most terrifying management styles to beware of, from the positively frightening to the downright dangerous.
While some managers really are monsters, most are merely misunderstood beings; Management is rarely easy and can often be frightening in itself, so it’s understandable that people don’t always get it right every time. It is for this reason that organisations should offer managers the necessary training so that they can learn to nourish and nurture their team, not give them nightmares!
If you would like to arm yourself or your management team with the soft skills necessary to lead your team effectively, we have a multitude of courses to choose from – just click the button below to take a look. In the meantime, if you have encountered any other monsters of management that are not on our list, let us know in the comments box below.