Can You Make A Bad Boss Better?

How to make a bad boss better
How to make a bad boss better

Bad bosses can be the kiss of death for employees, and they cost companies big time in lost revenues. One estimate holds that it costs the economy $360 million a year in lost productivity. Meanwhile, 3 out of 4 employees describe their manager as the worst and most stressful part of their jobs; 65% of people would take a new boss over a pay raise.

But sometimes leaving your job just isn't an option. How can you make your bad boss better? Since we all know you can't change someone else, that leaves one option: adjust the way you deal with your difficult boss. Try some of the following strategies to help make your situation a little more bearable, and, in the mean time, start looking for a new job: