Dealing with a difficult manager or boss
The rate of mental illnesses in the workplace has increased exponentially over the years, which has led to decreased productivity, absenteeism and poor work quality. I recently hosted a session in the Panda Forest on these effects and focused on the importance of prioritizing mental well-being in the workplace for a better working environment and better performance results.
One of the most common challenges that affects employees psychologically in the workplace is having a difficult boss. In an ideal world, we would all have bosses who help us succeed, make us feel valued and are all-round great people. However, that is not always the case.
On many occasions, I have come across people who work under a manager that is either a micromanager, has anger management problems, creates unreasonable expectations; shows favouritism towards one person, or lacks competence. This makes it very difficult for an individual to report to work and remain positive. All these issues are detrimental to a person’s mental health and must not be left unaddressed.
When faced with these challenges, here are some coping techniques to help you when dealing with a difficult manager:
For more tips on how to manage work stress, join a session in the Forest or propose a topic for a session that interests you. Sessions run from 8am to 10pm every weekday and 10am to 10pm every weekend. Learn more about how Panda can help your business.