5 Signs You Work for a Toxic Boss
Working under a toxic boss can take its toll. Additionally, according to a 2015 Gallup poll in the news, nearly half of all employees say that bad managers are the main reason for quitting their jobs.
 
Below, are a few behaviors that often a identify a toxic boss and how you can handle it.

They Act Arrogant


Your boss may be toxic to your workplace if they take all the credit for your work, but blame you if things don't go right. An arrogant boss usually never shows appreciation and gets easily offended if you try offering an opinion.

The best solution we can offer is to try and look for common ground between you and your toxic boss. Often enough, you can connect better with your manager if you share a common interest or passion.

Display Poor Communication Skills


Usually, a toxic boss has a hard time communicating with their team. For example, if your manager gets annoyed about a missed deadline that they never told you about. Having good communication skills seems standard for management, but it's often a lacking skill.
When it comes to a toxic boss with poor communication skills, we suggest having face-to-face conversations with your boss. This way, nothing gets lost in translation and your boss can deliver any information directly to you.

They're Incompetent With Their Work


Unfortunately, most toxic bosses are too inexperienced at their job to be competent with their work. They may seem more interested in hobbies or current events to do their job well. Whether this is a lack of knowledge or simply carelessness, it can be impossible to work with a toxic boss to their incompetency.
Our solution to you is to bring it up to your HR department and document your boss's lacking efforts. This way, it can be properly dealt with, and you'll have less to worry about.

Micromanaging


Yet another type of bad boss is the micromanaging control freak. This type of boss may simply be unaccustomed to their new leadership position and are having trouble transitioning. No matter what their reasons may be, working with this type of boss is never fun.
To help you handle working with one of these bosses, make sure you involve them in every project. Send them daily updates, respond quickly when they ask a question, and offer your notes from meetings. Appearing to be very prepared can help your boss to trust you to take the lead.

They Set Unreachable Goals


Another sign of a toxic boss is constantly setting unrealistic expectations. There is a difference between challenging employees with lofty goals and sabotaging them with unrealistic goals. The first helps workers to grow and build new skills whereas the second provides no support.
If your boss constantly sets you up for failure, try to avoid turning them down outright. This will make you appear inflexible and unwilling to take on new challenges. Explain to your manager what you will need to succeed instead of just saying no.
Working under a toxic boss can take its toll. Additionally, according to a 2015 Gallup poll in the news, nearly half of all employees say that bad managers are the main reason for quitting their jobs.
 
Below, are a few behaviors that often a identify a toxic boss and how you can handle it.




They Act Arrogant


Your boss may be toxic to your workplace if they take all the credit for your work, but blame you if things don't go right. An arrogant boss usually never shows appreciation and gets easily offended if you try offering an opinion.

The best solution we can offer is to try and look for common ground between you and your toxic boss. Often enough, you can connect better with your manager if you share a common interest or passion.

Display Poor Communication Skills


Usually, a toxic boss has a hard time communicating with their team. For example, if your manager gets annoyed about a missed deadline that they never told you about. Having good communication skills seems standard for management, but it's often a lacking skill.
When it comes to a toxic boss with poor communication skills, we suggest having face-to-face conversations with your boss. This way, nothing gets lost in translation and your boss can deliver any information directly to you.

They're Incompetent With Their Work


Unfortunately, most toxic bosses are too inexperienced at their job to be competent with their work. They may seem more interested in hobbies or current events to do their job well. Whether this is a lack of knowledge or simply carelessness, it can be impossible to work with a toxic boss to their incompetency.
Our solution to you is to bring it up to your HR department and document your boss's lacking efforts. This way, it can be properly dealt with, and you'll have less to worry about.

Micromanaging


Yet another type of bad boss is the micromanaging control freak. This type of boss may simply be unaccustomed to their new leadership position and are having trouble transitioning. No matter what their reasons may be, working with this type of boss is never fun.
To help you handle working with one of these bosses, make sure you involve them in every project. Send them daily updates, respond quickly when they ask a question, and offer your notes from meetings. Appearing to be very prepared can help your boss to trust you to take the lead.

They Set Unreachable Goals


Another sign of a toxic boss is constantly setting unrealistic expectations. There is a difference between challenging employees with lofty goals and sabotaging them with unrealistic goals. The first helps workers to grow and build new skills whereas the second provides no support.
If your boss constantly sets you up for failure, try to avoid turning them down outright. This will make you appear inflexible and unwilling to take on new challenges. Explain to your manager what you will need to succeed instead of just saying no.