Toxic workplaces drive one in ten staff to fantasise about killing their boss
New research has revealed how detrimental a breakdown in interpersonal relationships between employer and workforce can be to a business.
After polling over 2, 000 workers across a range of industries, B2B comparison website Expert Market shed light on what employees really think of their boss with some quite startling findings.
Survey responses showed that, at 52 per cent, a dislike of the boss was greater than any other factor as the reason workers wanted to find a new job.
Over a third of respondents “dreaded” going into work each day, while 60 per cent felt pressured to complete work after-hours.
The research revealed five key behaviours that most contributed to anger and unhappiness among workers.
Praseeda Nair is the editorial director of Business Advice, and its sister publication for growing businesses, Real Business. She's an impassioned advocate for women in leadership, and likes to profile business owners, advisors and experts in the field of entrepreneurship and management.
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