How to cope with an intimidating boss
Although the proportion of stress claims specifically relating to “poor relationships with superiors” was not reported, a Medibank Private commissioned study reported that in 2007 the total cost of work related stress to the Australian economy was A.8 billion; the direct cost to employers alone in stress-related presenteeism and absenteeism was A.11 billion.A recent study into the impact of systemic toxic behaviours exhibited by managers found that even one or two toxic behaviours, such as manipulating and intimidating, was enough to cause significant harm to employees’ mental and physical health.Your feedback helps me focus my energies on what you consider most important to achieving a successful outcome.Consider asking trusted co-workers for tips on how to get your boss to like you.Managers who demean, abuse or exploit employees poison the workplace environment. Find a mentor in your field who can help you survive and thrive when a jealous boss targets you. Mary Dowd holds a doctorate in educational leadership and a master’s in counseling and student affairs from Minnesota State Mankato.
By its nature, the employee-boss relationship has uneven dynamics.
Until a better job offer comes along, do what you can to get along with an envious boss.