Bad Boss? 7 Management Moves to Avoid
5. Trot Out the Bogeyman
Challenge: You want reduce expensive employee turnover.
A lousy manager ... tries to keep employees in line through liberal application of fear. He'll email articles about high unemployment, bring up the possibility of a layoff at staff meetings, or even leave a copy of "The Black Book of Outsourcing" where employees might see it.
Better approach: Improve your hiring practices to find better fits for the jobs you need done. The better the fit, the lower the turnover.