|You work for an explosive owner who throws, screams, shoves, and punches, and you wonder what to do in an economy that is bursting with jobs? It is true that if an employee were engaging in these types of behaviors, he or she would most likely be escorted out the door, but when the owner is doing this, perhaps it is time to escort yourself out the door.|
You can certainly approach this individual between storms and tell him or her about the wide range of costly problems caused by the outbursts, such as the increases in turnover, dissatisfaction, and accidents, along with decreases in productivity, loyalty, and commitment. However, one meeting is not likely to have much of an impact on this aspect of the owner's personality. And, obviously, since this individual is the owner, you cannot appeal to his or her manager.
A related problem that occurs when an owner acts like a classical two-year-old is that he or she is sending a message to all of the employees that such behavior is acceptable. As a result, you will most likely find other employees, including those in managerial positions, modeling the tantrums of the owner.
While the company owner may scream, swear, punch, and shove boxes out the door, one day he or she will realize that such actions shove something far more valuable out the door.