A Florida State University professor and two of his doctoral students have conducted a study that shines some light on the magnitude of the problem and documents its effects on employee health and job performance. “They say that employees don’t leave their job or company, they leave their boss. We wanted to see if this is, in fact, true,” said Wayne Hochwarter, an associate professor of management in FSU’s College of Business.
This doesn’t really seem like much of a surprise. I think the problem isn’t simply with lying though. Many bosses are on a hardcore powertrip and love to play God in the workplace. My friend recently left a job he loved for pretty much this same reason.