1. To many employees, they personify the organization (e.g., they ARE
They are responsible for allocating rewards and dispensing punishment.
They have input into promotion decisions.
They are typically in charge of information sharing.
In some ways, “they hold the keys to the kingdom”.
They are often seen a lot.
2. … were roughly twice as likely
to suffer from
(i.e., blues, having trouble
getting going, sadness, and helplessness) at work.
(i.e., tired, weary, and worn out) approximately 33% higher
… reported 50% more
work-generated home conflict
(i.e., can’t get things done at home, not
enough time, and edginess).
… reported levels of
(i.e., irritable, hostile, guilty) at a level 25% higher
…reported 33% more
Were more likely to act irresponsibly on the job,
as evidenced by:
Working slowly or making errors on purpose.
Keeping out of sight of their supervisor so they can talk to co-workers, take breaks or attend to
other personal business.
Not caring about the company as long as they receive a check.
Calling in sick when they are able to work.
Showing up late on purpose.
Not putting in much effort.
4. CNN/ Fortune poll:
-Positive relationships with colleagues
-Continuous opportunities for learning
Pay was third from the bottom.
Power and prestige ranked dead last
5. talk to the bad boss (46%), talk to the bad boss’ boss(15), complain to your coworkers(12),
look for a new job within your company(5), new job outside company(9), quit your job
6. 31% of respondents reported that their supervisor gave them the silent treatment
37% of respondents reported that their supervisor failed to give credit when due
39% of respondents noted that their supervisor failed to keep promises
27% of respondents noted that their supervisor made negative comments about them to others
24% of respondents reported that their supervisor invaded their privacy
23% of respondents indicated that their supervisor blamed others to cover up mistakes to
7. There are more women in the workplace
People are spending more time at work (1 in six work more than 60 hours per week)
Work is one viewed more as one’s social setting (softball teams, United Way, etc.)
Work has become the replacement for singles bars