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Your job performance may depend on your relationship with your boss

Nov 24, 2014

Having trouble with your boss?

Good or bad, your relationship with your boss may effect your job performance, but not necessarily the way you would expect
Credit MSU

A new Michigan State University study suggests your job performance will improve if you and your boss can at least “see eye to eye.”

MSU researchers say employers and employees understanding their relationship issues is more important that the quality of the relationship.

The study of 280 employees and their bosses found job motivation suffered when an employee believed he or she had a good relationship with the boss but the boss saw it differently.

Employee motivation was higher when the worker and supervisor saw eye-to-eye about the relationship, even when it was poor.

The study appears in the Academy of Management Journal.