This teaches tips to help if you have a depressed boss. Many who head businesses become depressed. This may be due to feeling like a failure, losing a loved one, facing financial stress or having marital issues. The employees sometimes do not understand or know what to do to help improve the office environment.
Many of us correctly think the boss should be there to help and support us. They are usually put in charge because they are strong leaders. What happens when the leader is losing their ability to lead? The easiest answer is to know that everyone goes through periods of struggle, fear and confusion.
If you show warmth, kindness and empathy it often makes a major positive impact. One other possible suggestion is to see if your boss is interested in talking about what they are feeling. You may also ask someone in human resources to quietly suggest the boss seek treatment. There are many companies that have employment assistance programs that would be available to everyone including the boss.
The reality is it is hard to have a boss who is depressed. If your leader is feeling down, how do you stay optimistic. Even the most successful bosses have been through periods of sadness and problems. You may end up being a major positive by remembering that we all sometimes need support. Your friendship, warmth and kindness may impact the issues. You may also not want to gossip or talk negatively about the boss with the rest of the team. It would probably hurt their feelings knowing their workers were saying mean or rude comments.