Tuesday, December 28, 2010

TOEFL Essay - best boss qualities

Q. What are some important qualities of a good supervisor (boss)? Use specific details and examples to explain why these qualities are important.

Most of us find ourselves working for many people during the course of our lives. During each day, we have many bosses. A boss is who you obey at any moment. Some people call their boss God, some people their wife or even their own children. Regardless of the boss target, every good boss shares qualities of being satisfying to work for and generous within reason.

Bosses worth working for are usually satisfying to work for too. In general, I want to work for someone who wants my work. If you're going to have people under you, your face and words must be expressive so that employees recognize their needs, and so that each project hits the target. For example, if you work to complete a project under deadline but the boss face is calm, too much of this doesn't motivate, and the air in the office is lackluster. No one rushes, and rush work only happens under the extreme vise of last minute throwing things together. This is not a good environment.

Bosses generous without reason are soon departed and their money is shortlived. A good boss then, is a person who gives and receives equally from their subordinates but not to the extent that work is negatively affected. I would tell you what this balance is, but I'm not a good boss so I wouldn't be an expert. Expert bosses are those who can walk this line. No employee benefits greater than with a boss whose generosity is focused and reality. Walking through the office garlanding the hallways with money and promotions is one side, while never advancing your office companions and instigating an atmosphere of fear and hatred with numerous betrayals for measly scraps is something else entirely. A boss must skirt this line.

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