Authority-hungry Managers, How HR Can Treat Them?

Most of us working in the corporate world must have dealt with or interacted with authority/power-hungry managers at one point or the other. Several behaviours typify these kinds of people, e.g., they may blame others for their mistakes, they like to take credit for others’ ideas and work, and often belittle those who do not support them or put down others who do not share their views.

Another common trait of such bosses is their need to maintain power and control through hoarding the “rights” to make important decisions in their organisation. Not only does this process disenfranchise employees and disempower managers on the frontlines, but it can have potentially significant and far-reaching consequences for the organisations.