Can working for someone you consider a bad manager damage your health? A recent Gallup blog post, characterizes having a bad manager as a one-two punch. You feel miserable at work, and as a result you feel miserable at home. This compounds stress and harms overall well-being.

When employees are unhappy and unhealthy, absenteeism, performance, customer satisfaction, quality and profitability suffer. The impact reaches the company’s bottom line. Stress and anxiety also affect the cost of employer-sponsored health plans. And, left unchecked, they cause everything from trouble sleeping, to depression, to drug and alcohol abuse.

Reporting to a bad manager has repercussions way beyond the affected department. Putting the right people in leadership roles improves productivity and it comes with the added benefit of less financial strain on seemingly unrelated budget line items.

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