All of us fantasize about what a perfect boss should be like. But you and I know that the “perfect boss” does not exist! Often the image we have in our minds is really the composite of many people. The grace and consideration of A, the professionalism of B, the ability to get the best out of us of C and so on. But what are the generic things that make for effective bosses? The tech giant, Google often highly rated as a wonderful place to be in recently did a huge exercise tofind out what the troops wanted. They began a search to find out how to build a better boss. They got interesting results says this article in the New York Times.
As in most things in management, the results look very obvious. But if they were that simple, why don’t we find them quite so easily!