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Bad bosses make workers happy
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Dingbat
2017-04-17 00:55:44 UTC
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Article in Indian newspaper but reported from London. The English seems better than usual. Paradoxically, Indians well versed in English say the English masses use English poorly, without mentioning the many instances of poor English in Indian publications.

Researchers found that perceiving low supervisor support stimulates the employee's engagement in developing an action plan which, when paired with what the researchers call instrumental social support - the activity of searching for advice, support or information from others - boosts happiness. "Our findings suggest that the activities people engage in have a key role in building happiness from an internally stressful experience and that emotional exhaustion can have a silver lining," Peralta said. The study was published in the journal Work and Stress.
http://www.deccanherald.com/content/606659/coping-bad-bosses-may-boost.html
Rich Ulrich
2017-04-17 05:26:41 UTC
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On Sun, 16 Apr 2017 17:55:44 -0700 (PDT), Dingbat
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Article in Indian newspaper but reported from London. The English seems better than usual. Paradoxically, Indians well versed in English say the English masses use English poorly, without mentioning the many instances of poor English in Indian publications.
Researchers found that perceiving low supervisor support stimulates the employee's engagement in developing an action plan which, when paired with what the researchers call instrumental social support - the activity of searching for advice, support or information from others - boosts happiness. "Our findings suggest that the activities people engage in have a key role in building happiness from an internally stressful experience and that emotional exhaustion can have a silver lining," Peralta said. The study was published in the journal Work and Stress.
http://www.deccanherald.com/content/606659/coping-bad-bosses-may-boost.html
I've seen rating scales be misinterpreted by the people who
used them, sometimes even when they created them.

I can easily imagine how a high amount of Perceived Supervisor
Support, as rated, could be a scale that taps into officiousness
and interference by the boss.

The fact that the employees could be "developing an action
plan" to some good end seems to contradict "no support",
regardless of what was measured as "Perceived".
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Rich Ulrich
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