Survey: Bad Bosses Common, Problematic

Tallahassee, FL (AP) -- For most people, it's back to work Tuesday after a holiday weekend with family and friends. And for many, a new study says, it will be under a bad boss.

The Florida State University study says nearly two of five bosses don't keep their word and more than a fourth bad-mouth those they supervise to co-workers.

And those all-too-common poor managers create plenty of problems for companies as well, leading to poor morale, less production and higher turnover.

The researchers found employees stuck in an abusive relationship experience more exhaustion, job tension, nervousness, depressed moods and mistrust.

The results of the study are scheduled for publication in the fall 2007 issue of the Leadership Quarterly, a journal read by consultants, managers and executives.

Copyright 2007 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.


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