- THE SITUATION: PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE BOSS
- The boss isÂ not direct and honest when reviewing an employee or subordinate.Â He or sheÂ willÂ say a task has been done well, and then redo it or reassign the task to another worker instead of communicating with the employee.
- THE SOLUTION:
- Seek multiple sources of feedback. “Don’t rely on your bossÂ as your onlyÂ way of attending to your growth as an employee,â€ says Dr. Heather Lyons, an associate professor of psychology at Loyola University whose special study interests include person-organization fit in the workplace.
- Use open-ended questions when asking for feedback, such as “How do you think I could have improved my presentation?” Those are more likely to yield more thorough responses, Lyons says.
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