Ever wanted to peek inside your boss’ mind to discover what really gets on their nerves and what you can do to impress them to get closer to that pay rise?
We recently carried out a survey, quizzing 500 senior operatives in the UK, to discover what employees do which secretly drives their boss mad and what an employee can do to get on their boss’ good side.
Interestingly, being a cynical or a pessimistic presence in the office is regarded as a worse trait than dressing inappropriately, poor hygiene and being disorganised!
With 54% of bosses saying they can't stand employees who have a negative attitude in the workplace and 44% saying that they are impressed mostly by employees with a positive 'can-do' attitude.
Some statistics which also prove shocking include that only 2% of SME owners consider dressing appropriately as a way to get on their good side, and only 7% said working overtime would help you to excel at work.
We've also asked SME owners to look into the mirror and judge themselves. 90% of respondents think they are generally popular in the workplace and 83% of respondents think they are not a source of irritation to employees. Do you agree with this about your boss?
Keep reading to discover further fascinating statistics so you can dodge the firing line and creep closer to that all-important pay rise…