Why some managers are easy to work with, while others are not.

Many would agree from experience that some managers are easy to work with, while others are not. But why is that?


It is true to say that some managers are easy to work with, while others are not. You may have had a bad experience at a previous job. Your manager may have been arrogant and rude. Perhaps your manager's expectations were unrealistic. Whatever may be the case, your experience wasn't the greatest.


The reason why some managers are easy to work with is that every manager has a unique style of managing. What can make it difficult is when a manager comes across as oppressive and belligerent. Their stress and anxieties at work reflect in the way to speak to their staff.


Some managers, however, are supportive, relaxed and encouraging. That kind of manager seeks to bring out the best in their people. They do not belittle or put anyone down. They instead build others up.


The problem is that you cannot always guarantee that you will have a great boss. It's not something that you can choose. All you can do is wait until you have started a job to see what kind of management style your direct report displays, and then it is up to you to decide if that's the kind of workplace you want. If it isn't, then that's up to you to decide. However, what you can control is how you deal with that manager and your attitude to his/her management style.


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