When a supervisor is not assertive, then in real terms, they are either aggressive or passive.
Aggressive supervisors use their positions of power and authority to belittle, intimidate, and control those who report to them.
As a result, their team members begin to resent them. Then their productivity begins to fall, and if the dictatorial behaviour of the supervisor continues, it will not be long before the organization begins experiencing a high employee turnover. (more…)