Boss Is Too Nice

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about a nice but not a knowledgeable boss:

We work in a professional environment. We do projects that we are mostly responsible for, as well as is our boss. My boss is a very nice person, who cares very much about the people who work for him. He is also very approachable and supportive of your work and careers. Although this may seem ideal in some respects, his personality has created many problems at our work. He is the sort of person who is too nice thus avoiding confrontation, discipline and lacking authority even when it is needed. We also feel that he has not much knowledge in the different areas of projects that we do, this as a result making people feel that the boss cannot provide the necessary help when they need.

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