No, It Isn't 'Just Business'

November 2009
Successful Supervisor;Nov2009, Vol. 14 Issue 10, p7
The article discusses the behavior and attitude of managers or executives in relation to their employees in the U.S. It states that movies often show a tough and ruthless boss, but these are not the correct way to manage employees in the real world. Moreover, managers who display a rude behavior in the workplace could eventually get him or her fired since it could reflect on his performance such that employees will begin to hate him or her and will not work effectively.


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