Are You A Helicopter Boss?

We’ve all heard the term “helicopter parent,” a reference to moms and dads who constantly hover over their children, paying close attention to every move they make and swooping in to save the day when things get the least bit challenging. Helicopter bosses are much the same, hovering over their direct reports while they tweak, improve, redirect, and fix their employees’ work without their input being solicited. Though these helicopter bosses often have good intentions – they want the best product possible with the fewest errors possible – the long-term results are a mess! Employees become demotivated, feeling their efforts are a waste of time because regardless of what they do, the boss will change it. (more…)