When the boss plays favourites and it’s not you

Are you working with a manager who treated your co-worker like a celebrity while you were stuck with all the grunt work and none of the phrase? If you have such experience, your boss is displaying workplace favouritism.

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Workplace Favouritism

Workplace favouritism occurs when the boss or manager demonstrates preferential treatment to one person over all of the other employees for reasons unrelated to performance. If your co-worker sells twice as amount as the product you sold and she gets promotion, praises and special privileges, it’s not favouritism.

When your boss rewards high-performing employees, it’s not favouritism. Your co-worker earns what he or she deserves because of performance. Meanwhile, if you are equal performance or you did a better job, and your co-worker still gets the promotion, praise, and privileges, then that’s favouritism.

When a manager shows favouritism towards an employee, nothing good happens. The non-favoured employees begin to feel that their accomplishments are not recognised. They get discouraged at the lack of correlation between hard work and success.

Favouritism makes people to gradually disengage from their work. They know that the favoured employee will continue to be rewarded regardless of what they do, so why should they try?

Generally, the management or head office has the responsibility to deal with favouritism. The first step is making the manager aware of the favouritism. It may seem strange, but some managers clearly have no idea they favour one employee over another.

When the boss is a good friend or a relative to the employee, or they both have personalities that click, the boss may not see her favouritism as unreasonable. Sometimes, just bringing it to the manager’s attention can solve the problem. Once aware, the manager can work to treat employees more fairly.

Even great managers can like certain employee over the others. So, you need do some things to stop favouritism in your workplace. Click this for more details: https://www.perthnow.com.au/business/workplace-matters/when-the-boss-plays-favourites-and-its-not-you-ng-b881145872z