The (not so) hidden cost of having a bad manager

The Context Of Things

Had a ton of bad managers in my life. Maybe a metric ton. I probably wouldn’t write this blog if I hadn’t, or have gone to graduate school to study “organizational development” (and now work in marketing), or most of the last few years of my life, where I’ve been trying (and sometimes succeeding, sometimes failing) to figure out everything about work and how it relates back to life.

Here’s a rather sobering contextual situation about work.

Start here, with Gallup, who has been pulling no punches when it comes to the state of employee engagement in America recently. They figure that about 35 percent of all managers are engaged with their work:

Engaged Managers

That’s fairly low, yes.

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