If you’ve ever had the misfortune to report to a toxic manager, you’ll know it’s far from funny. This infographic puts these toxic management styles into neat boxes, describes them, and offers some advice on how to manage the boss’s shortfalls.
The business world is full of toxic managers. In fact, a Gallup study found that half of the employees that they interviewed had left their jobs to get away from a manager that was making life unpleasant.
Toxic managers create an unhealthy and unproductive environment. They make life miserable. Their attitudes permeate the entire department or even the organization, changing the culture for the worse. These managers destroy employee morale, subdue staff retention, and impair teamwork. They are capable of de-energizing an entire team.
Working for a toxic boss is stressful. These people don’t care how you feel. They can derail your career prospects and make for an unpleasant office experience. They have the capacity to negatively impact your mental and physical health and even your personal relationships.
Knowing how to deal with them can help you and your fellow employees to a happier work-life–and if all else fails, it may be time to find a new job. Not all bosses are bad so go out there and find a new one.2