CINCINNATI - Do you get along with your boss?
If your boss is a know-it-all or, conversely, tries too hard to be your friend, you’re not alone. A new study from Wakefield Research Study commissioned by Citrix found some of the boss behaviors that frustrate American workers.
Bosses can be a great source of guidance and motivation, but not all employees get along with the head honcho, according to the survey that Citrix released this week. In the study, 37 percent of people said the No. 1 worst type of boss is one who steals their ideas. Also, 33 percent of people said a boss that “knows it all” is the most annoying characteristic.
Twenty-seven percent of the respondents said the worst bosses are those who ignore you while 3 percent said they hated when their boss tried to be their buddy.
When workers are annoyed by their bosses, many want a “boss-cation.” One in five people surveyed said they needed a break from their boss that lasted longer than the time they were away from their job.
TV bosses, while fictitious, may seem like a better alternative than real-world bosses some days. Most respondents (20 percent) said they would like to work for Gibbs from CBS’s “NCIS.” Miranda Bailey from ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and Buddy from TLC’s “Cake Boss” made the list, too with 15 percent and 14 percent of the votes respectively.
Citrix surveyed 1,013 American office workers ages 18 and older between June 8 and June 14, 2012, to get the results.
To read more results from the survey, go to http://www.citrix.com/English/NE/news/news.asp?newsID=2326166 .
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