On the job, we have to deal with all sorts of personalities, and frankly, some people are more difficult to get along with than others. But what if your boss is a TOT (Terrible Office Tyrant)? How do you handle childish boss behavior and still thrive in your position?
TOT’s can exhibit a wide variety of childlike behaviors, according to Lynn Taylor, a nationally recognized workplace expert. Common TOT traits include tantrums, bullying, stubbornness, neediness, mood swings and short attention spans. While many employees simply endure the bad behavior of their bosses for fear of losing their jobs, Taylor says the key to handling these types of difficult personalities is “looking past the professional facade to the underlying childlike motives and instincts.”
So how does one “TOT-proof their office? Below are a few tips that Taylor addresses in her new book, Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant:
So, do you work for an office tyrant? Have you tried any techniques to improve your workplace relations?