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Managing Up Survey: Impact of Your Boss in the Workplace

How happy are you with your current boss?
Not happy at all
Somewhat happy
Neutral
Happy most of the time
Very happy
How important is your boss to your workplace happiness?
Not important at all
Somewhat important
Neutral
Important
Very important
WOULD you leave an organization due to a bad boss?
Yes
No
Not sure
HAVE you ever left a job because of a bad boss?
Yes
No
Partially
How does your boss manage his/her employees?
My boss manages all of his/her employees the same
My boss manages each of his/her employees differently, based on their personality and workplace preferences
My boss uses different management styles, but seems inconsistent
My boss doesn't seem to use any type of management style
What are your boss's WORST habits? (Choose up to 3 responses)
Micromanages
Sets different standards for different employees
Lack of input on projects until the last minute
Unavailable to meet or answer emails/phone calls
Works late and expecting others to do the same
Assigns work on weekends, holidays, etc.
Holds too many meetings/Meetings are ineffective
Doesn't delegate enough/Poor time management
Doesn't provide feedback
Doesn't seem to value work-life balance
Doesn't show appreciation/recognition
Doesn't set clear priorities
Sets unrealistic workload
Other/None of these
What do you like BEST about your current boss? (Choose up to 3 responses)
Communicates well
Provides feedback
Provides development opportunities
Shows appreciation
Listens to me and other team members
Promotes team cohesion
Creates a fun and exciting workplace
Motivates me to do my best work
Truly cares about me and other team members
Gives me and other team members autonomy
Prioritizes and delegates assignments well
Stays current/leader in industry
How often does your boss provide feedback?
Weekly or more often
Monthly
Quarterly
Every 6 months
Yearly
Rarely or never
How does your boss provide feedback? (Select all that apply)
Face-to-face meeting
By phone
By email
Written performance report
Through our HR department
Indirectly through another colleague or team member
My boss does not provide feedback
Other/None of these
What is ONE thing you would like your boss to do MORE of?
Provide mentorship
Take time to know his/her staff better
Take time off/Reduce work hours
Provide feedback
Respond faster to questions and requests
Show recognition/appreciation
Hold meetings
Listen
Trust staff
Assign projects based on expertise/experience
Delegate
Prioritize projects
Hold people accountable
Other/None of these
What is ONE thing you would like your boss to do LESS of?
Hold meetings
Provide feedback
Micromanage
Communicate after work hours (email, text, phone call, etc.)
Show favoritism
Criticize
Ask questions
Ignore/Ghost
Brainstorm/Share ideas
Inhibit creativity
Other/None of these
How do you currently "Manage Up" to your boss? (Select all that apply)
Initiate meetings and "check-ins"
Provide a verbal or written update on projects before being asked
Adjust work hours to align with boss's schedule
Make my boss look good in front of his/her boss/senior staff
Anticipate questions/critiques about my work and try to correct
Take feedback seriously and make adjustments (even if I do not agree)
Attempt to work well with other team members
Limit complaints and always suggest a solution if I have a problem
Adapt my communication style to match my boss's preference
Show enthusiasm for my boss's ideas (even if I do not agree)
Other/None of these
How much time and effort do you actively spend on Managing Up?
None
Very little
A moderate amount
A great deal
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