People have come to know and learn to appreciate the presence of calm and favorable working conditions. Starting with the environment and resources in the workplaces and many more factors directly affect the employees’ productivity and quality of work in the company or organization. The article (Difference between good and bad bosses) in particular expounds on one of the ‘cornerstones’ of any organization. The manager directs the working process. Bosses are often a category of people that one can find difficult to deal with, unfairly demanding, and prone to shifting their tasks to other workers. However, there are different groups of bosses who not only maintain a high level of productivity but also treat the workers fairly, with understanding, and are pleasant to work with. A good boss should respect their feelings, dignity, and personal space. In this spirit therefore, they should not demand colleagues to do some personal favors due to a higher position in the hierarchy. A good boss doesn’t necessarily need to be nice and tender to his or her employees but can be one who is supportive and know the weak and strong professional traits of each of the subordinates.
Thoughtful questions that demand interpretation or analysis
According to the essay there are several factors affecting productivity one of them being the boss.
- What other factors can affect productivity in an institution?
- How would the two bosses deal with these factors?
‘Asking for a cup of coffee or some other small favor can be tolerable if it does not harm a worker’s productivity.’
- How can the two bosses achieve the above objective among the employees?