Do Managers Matter? Yes, they do. Forbes wrote an article in 2014 highlighting the importance of having good managers. The article highlighted what I know and that is “Many organizations minimize the link between their managers’ human skills and overall employee performance. But over and over, the research confirms that old gut sense: A manager is generally the most important factor in bringing out a worker’s best performance.”
If you wander why you come home everyday with a bad headache after interacting with your boss, the answer could be that your boss’ is negatively affecting your mental health. Research has shown that Managers shape the emotional life of the organization. Whatever is happening in the Managers emotional life can spread virally.
As a matter of fact, a bad boss can shorten your life. “Bad bosses can increase your risk of stroke by 33%,” says John Gaspari, a licensed clinical worker in Southern California and an expert on employee morale and workplace issues.
“Emotions spread from person to person because of two features of human interaction,” Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler write in Connected: The Surprising Power of our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives. We are biologically hardwired to mimic others outwardly, and in mimicking their outward displays, we come to adopt their inner states.”
More than 15 years ago, Daniel Goleman unveiled his influential theory that social skills— “emotional intelligence” determines a leader’s success more than conventional measures such as intelligence or expertise.
“Research [since then] has confirmed that there is a large performance gap between socially intelligent and unintelligent leaders,” Goleman and Richard Boyatzkis wrote a few years ago in the Harvard Business Review.
Just how important is your mental and physical health? The choice is yours.
If you have tips on how to manage a moody boss, please leave them. I’m sure there are individuals who need them.
HELP SHE’S DRIVING ME CRAZY……