Does your boss enhance, or detract from, your productivity?
If you ask this question of employees, you might expect them to answer ‘enhance’ – but they rarely do.
Too many people see their boss as ‘interfering’ or ‘meddling’, confusing rather than directing them.
Does this say something about the employees – and their perceptions versus expectations – or about the bosses
This is not clear. Probably a bit of both. It certainly means that most bosses need to think about how they relate to, and engage with, their employees. If employees feel their productivity is lowered, it probably is .. indirectly rather than directly, perhaps, but lowered nevertheless.