Are You a ‘Horrible Boss?’ 6 Ways to Build Back Trust

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Come Monday, if your employees are looking at you a little funny, maybe they just saw the new movie “Horrible Bosses,” which opens this weekend. The black comedy tells of three friends who conspire to murder their mean, manipulating managers.

The bosses (Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell) display all sorts of bad behavior, from the lawsuit-worthy (discrimination, harassment, etc.) to your basic morale-crushing one-liners. 

Most employees already know if they have a horrible boss. They don’t need a movie to point it out. But the movie will spark conversations—from the breakrooms to the bars to TV talk shows—about how mad as hell people are about their bosses and what they’ll do if they can’t take it anymore.

Nearly half (46%) of U.S. employees say they’ve worked for an “unreasonable manager,” either currently or in the past, according to an OfficeTeam survey of 441 people. Among those, most (59%) stayed in their j...(register to read more)

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