'Bad bosses’ are not that common, and it’s lack of competence rather than consideration for others that’s the key problem, suggests research. However, bad bosses have a highly negative impact on employee job satisfaction. The paper from researchers at Cass Business School, the University of Wisconsin and Warwick University, provides the first statistically representative international estimates of the extent to which employees have bad bosses. The study used data on 27,000 randomly sampled workers across 35 European nations. Only 13% of managers were rated as ‘bad’...

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