Kind bosses are more stressed and likely to burn out, claim psychologists
Overseeing every workplace decision for equality and fairness can be a draining experience for senior executives, the study found
Those suffering the most fatigue were more likely to make mistakes at work and were more likely to engage in ‘deviant’ behaviour, such as theft
Tough bosses could be better for firms than those who try too hard to be fair to workers, according to psychologists.
Sticking to equality rules can put so much stress on a manager it burns them out and lead to them stealing and cheating, said the study.
Overseeing every workplace decision for equality and fairness can be a draining experience for senior executives, said the Journal of Applied Psychology. Researchers from the Michigan State University monitored 82 bosses twice a day over a period of several weeks and recorded their emotional state and their workplace…
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