The key to this is to be consistent. Document everything! And I mean everything. Don’t get mad or upset. Passive aggressive people are unhealthy and need help. You document to make sure that they don’t negatively impact you, your co-workers and the company. It’s the moral thing to do and the right thing to do and it really does work.
The answer to that question depends. Is your bad boss a middle manager or – THE boss?
Dealing with a bullying boss is nearly impossible. Most things you will try to do will make things worse. And the researchers interviewed for the article had no advice for how to actually fix things. So here’s what they missed.
Bullying bosses make life intolerable. They sap energy out of their team and make getting work done exponentially harder. The sad truth is that some people just can’t help it and they should never have been made a manager.