Sometimes the guys in the big office upstairs make a mistake of whom they make a boss. How can you be sure that you have a bad boss and just not a grudge? In other words, what makes a good boss?
Good leadership affects group interactions positively when there is:
-Someone who is a good communicator. Does your boss listen to you? Are they open to suggestions or are they just a tyrant?
-Someone who does not leave you in the dark. If the company you work for makes a lot of changes on a regular basis a good boss will keep you in the loop so you do not get in trouble for not keeping up with company policies.
-Someone who gives you feedback. Does your boss let you know if you are messing up or do they just let you sink?
-Someone who does not have double standards. Does your boss let that cute co-worker or their friend have a longer break then you?
-Someone who gives you respect. Good bosses are going to understand that if they demand respect they are going to have to give you respect as well.
-Someone who can take responsibility. A good boss is someone who is going to admit that they gave you the go ahead to do your job a certain way instead of letting you take the blame.
-Someone who gives praise. You work hard you deserve to be praised every now and then.
When your boss just does not want to work and passes the responsibility to you and your team mates, how do group interactions change? It means that everyone will need to buckle down to make sure the work gets done. If your boss seems more like a slacker then a leader then maybe it is also a time for you to look out for yourself. You have worked hard to keep your job and you do not want to lose it just because your boss feels like playing on Facebook instead of getting the job done. In adjusting to new group interactions, you may need to:
-Work a little harder. We as employees never want to take on more work then what we deserve, but eventually it will be noticed that Sally the Associate is getting things done instead of Linda the Team Manager.
-DO NOT take it on yourself to do things that you are not sure about. Even if Linda is not a team player make sure you get her approval on that big project that way you are covered in the long run.
-Even if you are working harder do not take on too much. If Linda is pushing all of her responsibilities to you it may be a good idea to make a visit to your HR office, because you do not deserve to be overworked.
-Never complain about your boss to co-workers! Co-workers want to get ahead in their job too, so, if they have to go to your boss and tell him what you are saying to earn extra brownie points they will. It is best if you keep your mouth closed.