As in Management and in Life, Anger is Not the Answer!

We’ve all had them; managers or supervisors that struggle with anger management issues, those who can’t handle stressful situations and those who tend to take out their frustrations on their employees. It is also no surprise that any one of these characteristics in the workplace can be detrimental to the health and well being of individuals and the team as a whole.


Employee retention and engagement seems to be on the minds of managers and supervisors everywhere, for good reason. However, those same managers need to make sure that they are not standing in their own way by allowing emotions and stressful situations to cause employees to second guess their employment. According to VitalSmarts, a leadership training company, 1 out of 3 managers have a difficult time handling stressful situations and this, in turn, adversely affects their employees. In fact, the report also found the following in regards to teams that are led by anger fueled leadership.

  • 62% of individuals would consider leaving their job
  • 56% would simply shut down dialogue and stop participating
  • 49% would be less likely to try any harder than the bare minimum
  • 47% would become angry and frustrated themselves

The bottom line is that anger tends to breed anger and frustration. The best way to solve any stressful situation in the workplace is to come together as a team. Getting angry, placing blame and withdrawing from the team dynamic can only make matters worse. In order for any workplace team to feel comfortable with handling stressful situations, the management and leadership teams need to make sure they are not only setting a positive example but also setting a precedence of what is and is not acceptable behavior in those circumstances.

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Carmen Hoover

Carmen Hoover has written 75 post(s) for Trillium Staffing.

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