Bad bosses deteriorate employee’s health- study

January 06, 2017


According to the latest studies conducted by Researchers from the University of Manchester in the UK, bosses with psychopathic and narcissistic attitude, tend  to throw their employees into deep depression and also likely to engage them in undesirable behavior at work.

1200 people took part in the research, which took note of their own psychological wellbeing, prevalence of workplace bullying in their organization and their manager's personality. The samples consisted of workers from a variety of industries across a number of different countries.

“Overall the picture is clear, leaders high in dark traits can be bad news for organizations. Those high in psychopathy and narcissism have a strong desire for power and often lack empathy,” said Abigail Phillips from University of Manchester.

 “This toxic combination can result in these individuals taking advantage of others, taking credit for their work, being overly critical and generally behaving aggressively. In other words, leaders high in psychopathy and narcissism are more likely to be bullies,” said Phillips.

"Workplace bullying is obviously unpleasant for the target, but also creates a toxic working environment for all involved. In short, bad bosses, those high in psychopathy and narcissism, have unhappy and dissatisfied employees who seek to 'get their own back' on the company," Phillips added.

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