New Site Helps Protect Employees From Difficult Bosses
Posted: 4/8/2004 8:00:00 AM
Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 8, 2004 - Survey results indicate that approximately 40% of employees have had to deal with a bad boss. A new free web site (http://www.badbossology.com) provides news and resources on bad boss protection strategies and tactics from US and international sources. Badbossology.com is designed to protect both people and companies. It takes a responsible balanced approach, devoid of ranting and 'Boss from Hell' stories, and also provides key resources for bosses, executives and board members.
The site provides continually updated material in an intuitive, blog-style user interface. It highlights material from sources such as The Chicago Tribune, CNNMoney.com, Fast Company, The Harvard Business School, and the Wall Street Journal's CareerJournal.com, as well as US and international government sites. A comprehensive listing of proven books is also available.
Badbossology.com is completely free and provides several features for users:
Tell A Friend: visitors can easily email specific news or resource links to a friend or business colleague.
Vault: users can "bookmark" individual news or resource links along with their own personal notes in a secure repository for fast future reference.
Discussion Forums: visitors can take part in general discussion forums to post comments and questions for others.
"Badbossology Headlines:" visitors can receive a concise Newsletter that highlights key news and resources from the US and around the world via email or RSS feed.
Companies as well can benefit from all of the site's content and especially from the resources for bosses, executives and board members, and from the management discussion forum. And the following excerpt from the site reflects its balanced approach: "We want to go on the record about the importance of supporting and acknowledging good bosses. No one is perfect so we shouldn't expect perfection from a boss. Bosses are often juggling numerous and sometimes intense stressors themselves - some of them we are aware of and often many we are not."
A Gallup survey of over 1,000,000 employees found that if a company is losing good people, more than any other single reason, the cause is their immediate supervisor: "People leave managers not companies ... in the end, turnover is mostly a manager issue." Gallup also found poorly managed workgroups are an average of 50% less productive and 44% less profitable than well managed groups. Corporate leaders can demonstrate their commitment to addressing this problem within their organization and support the site by participating in Badbossology.com's sponsorship program.
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Badbossology.com is completely free for both individual and corporate use. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available.