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What do you think a good boss should do? What do you think a good boss should not do?

Asked by jca (29282 points ) June 4th, 2014

What do you think are some things a good boss (boss/supervisor/manager) should do?

What do you think are some things a good boss should not do?

No, I’m not writing an employee handbook. Just through my work for an organization that advocates for employees, I come across this issue every day. Also, I am in touch with my previous bosses, and I remember fondly the things the good ones did, and I am reminded of the things the bad ones did.

I can start with two things I think off right off the bat.

A boss should not gossip (either personal gossip or work related issues) about their subordinates to other subordinates.

A boss should not disparage their employee(s) in front of others – in front of members of the public, customers, other employees, etc. They should reprimand their workers privately, but to others, they should be diplomatic and supportive of their staff.

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