Corporate Psychopaths and Employee Workload

If as managers corporate psychopaths are promoted beyond their abilities to do their jobs and have a parasitic approach to work where they claim the good work of others as their own, then logically the workloads of those who are around them and who report to them should be higher. This is because others have to make up the shortfall in effort and workplace achievement.

In research among Australian employees this is what was found.

Under corporate psychopaths, employees reported that they were more often required to work very fast and very hard compared to those working under normal managers. Employees also reported that they were more frequently left with a great deal to be done and with little time to get their jobs completed.

Potentially good work is also left unused as corporate psychopaths capriciously and for purely political reasons, abandon the well laid out plans of others.

Employee expertise goes to waste as management consultants are needlessly brought in to support the control of the corporate psychopath. Furthermore, employees reported working longer hours under corporate psychopaths compared to under normal managers.

Employee workload tends to increase under corporate psychopath managers for a variety of reasons.

Someone has to try and counter the lack of ability and effort of the corporate psychopath and effectively do the job that they are supposed to be doing.
The lack of communications, training and workplace instructions found under corporate psychopaths means that employees suffer from a lack of direction.

Employees do not know what they should be doing or how they should be doing it because the experienced staff who would usually train them have often left and the corporate psychopath themselves has no interest in training people for tasks the corporate psychopath does not see any personal benefit from.