As a supervisor myself, I find the worst trait I have is lack of sympathy. I try to care about my staff members problems, but sometimes I don't because I feel they over-exaggerated the situation. What do you feel is the worst trait a boss or supervisor can have?
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I find I can be guilty of this from time to time. I used to be really bad about it, but I have improved and offer praise when it's deserved. I find fake praise or praising "just because" can be disastrous as well.
We should always try to be honest and true in everything we do. Do unto to others as you would like them do to you. I thought you would have interpreted what I have to say as something genuine! Give a genuine praise when he/she truly deserves it.
This supervisor is called a 9:1 supervisor according to theoretical books on supervisory types. This supervisor cares more about technical work performance than he/she does the human content of the work place. This supervisor is simply business.
It can be very hard to remain partial, as much as you try. Supervisors can have favorite employees based on the work they do. But most good supervisors try to be fair. As far as they can, at least.
Supervisors DO have FAVORITE employees. This is PAR for the course in the workplace. However, some supervisors give their favorite employees quarters that they DON'T give other employees. Many times, an employee is promoted because of favoritism.
That's a good point. I've had supervisors who wouldn't listen before, or who would easily get offended by suggestions made. Those situations taught me how I shouldn't act when I became a supervisor.
Sounds like you had some bad supervisors.
Yep, and that resulted in me resigning for the position. I worked for them as an HR officer 2, and then they just ignore what I tell them and what is needed for the company, they focus more on profits. It's not the type of working environment for me.