Most of us would like to be the boss one day, but which type of boss would you be? Would your employees love you or fear you? Do you know how to strike a balance? Let's find out which of the five types of bosses you would be! You might not be as good as you think!
It's 5:00 PM on a Friday and work has slowed to a crawl. What would you do?
Leave early, my employees can handle it.
Let everyone out early.
I've already left, I don't work past 3.
Stay until everyone else leaves.
What time do you start your day?
Before everyone else.
At the same time as everyone else.
After everyone else.
Which is most important to you?
What would you give as a Christmas gift to your employees?
Cold hard cash.
Extra vacation days.
A subscription to wine of the month.
Some Starbucks gift cards.
In your opinion, a good boss is most like...
The captain of a ship.
A good friend.
Which is more likely to ensure productivity?
What is the most important quality in an employee?
Ability to take orders
How many vacations do you take per year?
Two or three.
Four or five.
Do you work to live or live to work?
Work to live
Live to work
It depends on my mood
Be honest, are you a bit of a suck up?
Yes, I know how to suck up.
Nope, that's not me at all.
Somewhat, I know how to play the game.
The "Friend" Boss
You're the type of boss who likes to be everyone's friend. Think Glenn on "Superstore." You're all about positivity, optimism, and trying to influence others in a genuine way. Unlike many bosses, you believe that your employees should always have a bit of balance and plenty of time to spend doing what they love outside of work. While this is a great thing, it can lead some employees to take advantage of your good nature!
The Balanced Boss
You're the balanced boss! Unlike many bosses, you believe in being as fair as possible to every employee. That means doing the right thing rather than the thing that will make you the most money. It also means being compassionate and granting your employees plenty of time outside of work to spend with family or friends. To you, balance is what can turn a good working environment into a great one.
The Oblivious Boss
You're the oblivious boss! You don't really take notice to anything that's going on within your office or work space. If everything is hunky dory in your world, then you assume it's going great for everyone else as well. You're not keen on peering behind the curtain into the lives or daily work schedules of your employees. Instead, you exist in your own little world.
The Hands Off Boss
You're the hands off boss! Let's face it- you're the dream boss that everyone hopes to have. You let your employees do what they need to do in order to get through the day. You're understanding, kind, and very confident in your employee's abilities.