Demotivated Boss

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about a demotivated boss.

My boss has become demotivated for the past few months and I find myself having to agree with her whenever she complains to me about work. I feel like we’re wasting effort or time on sulking about things that can’t be changed – like office politics or the workload or the bad personality of our department head (a bully-type).

She’s so demotivated that during an interview for an opening in our department, when one applicant asked why she has stayed in our company for so long, she practically just said that she stays because she had to pay the bills and raise her children. (Now even if that is true, it doesn’t seem like a proper thing to say to an applicant. Not very encouraging.) I’m not sure if my boss’s attitude is affecting my disposition already but I’m sure that I don’t want to have to deal with this kind of negativity everyday. What do I do?

read more