Difficult personalities can make the workplace challenging, but inconsistent management is downright crazy-making. One moment you’re being told to innovate and think creatively. Then the next day you’re chastised for failing to following protocol when do you take a risk that’s “outside the box”. Or your boss may be hands-on for a week or two, only to neglect your team again for months on end.
Poor communication characterizes most dysfunctional workplaces and now, research shows just how far that impact goes. In an analysis of 2,600 leaders over a decade, The CEO Genome Project found that almost all underperforming CEOs displayed one common behavior: inconsistency.