Is your boss improving your performance or ruining it? Have you ever had a bad boss? You probably have, as research studies confirm that good bosses are less common than bad ones. A bad boss can make employees miserable and ruin workplaces. A good boss, however, can not only improve employee performance but also have a positive impact on someone's career even after the employee leaves the firm. "They say workers don't quit bad firms, they quit bad bosses," warns Kathryn Shaw, Professor of Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Workers who have a good boss are more productive. "Our research data show that good bosses have a large effect in elevating employee performance at companies. We also show that good bosses reduce employee attrition," says Prof. Shaw. According to Prof. Shaw's research, the common traits that good bosses share across companies include the following: - Good bosses offer workers a vision of their careers and where they will go - They provide a sense of how their job contributes to the firm- They inspire their subordinates - They provide training to their employees Get the latest knowledge tips from our ESADE experts

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How a good boss influences employee performance

09/2017

Is your boss improving your performance or ruining it?


Have you ever had a bad boss? You probably have, as research studies confirm that good bosses are less common than bad ones.


A bad boss can make employees miserable and ruin workplaces. A good boss, however, can not only improve employee performance but also have a positive impact on someone's career even after the employee leaves the firm.


"They say workers don't quit bad firms, they quit bad bosses," warns Kathryn Shaw, Professor of Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


Workers who have a good boss are more productive. "Our research data show that good bosses have a large effect in elevating employee performance at companies. We also show that good bosses reduce employee attrition," says Prof. Shaw.





According to Prof. Shaw's research, the common traits that good bosses share across companies include the following:


- Good bosses offer workers a vision of their careers and where they will go 

- They provide a sense of how their job contributes to the firm

- They inspire their subordinates 

- They provide training to their employees


Get the latest knowledge tips from our ESADE experts


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