An honest, open, respectful boss is nice and all, but employees care more that their manager is a good jokester, according to a new poll. Over a quarter of respondents said the ability to make them chuckle was the best way to create a good boss-employee relationship, and 50 percent more women said this than men.
Twenty-six percent of the 600 employees surveyed by officebroker.com, an agency that helps businesses find office space, said humor was the most critical characteristic for a good boss. That beat out:
trust (20 percent).
respect (15 percent).
patience (13 percent).
fairness (10 percent).
open communication (9 percent).
honesty (7 percent).