Your Score Is: 79/83
Wow, you’re some boss! Your company is going to go far, and you’re most likely poised to achieve much success in the future.
I must say in terms of test construction, the test itself is somewhat lacking (should have 4 or 5 options instead of just 3, with options 4 and 5 reflecting a little more variation for answers to each question); however, some of the options are hilarious, and what the test lacks in additional answers is made up for in the explanations after grading the quiz, which are very accurate.
In general, what the article (surprisingly) failed to mention is that if someone is “cheerful” all the time, employees may suspect (and have reason to) said boss is hiding something, or may have some degree of an inferiority complex. I can testify to this, as my last boss was always “cheerful” in the public eye, but then tearing people down, chewing them up and spitting them out in private. It’s just a fact everyone can’t be happy all the time, and when someone is, there’s an imbalance between reality and action.
As I would hope it would be obvious (but this isn’t to the corporate world in general, where the business model has nearly entirely flipped from ‘find the best employee’ or at least ‘find the best potential employee’ to 'find an employee that looks good on paper’, but is one that is at best average or even incompetent in one or more areas. This kind of employee will realize he/she can’t negotiate for a higher salary at the beginning and therefore work cheaper. Modern-day employers even have the nerve to feel insulted if you know what “negotiate” means. If one doesn’t value one’s employees by extending them extra educational opportunities, benefits, doesn’t ask for their input and doesn’t give raises commeasurate with their performance, then whomever doesn’t do all these things has no business being a boss. Needless to say, most of my previous bosses would be scoring the in the subterranean range, I know.
Interesting test, however! It would be interesting to see how many “bosses” really take it, then do anything to change once they see their score and read the explanations. I’d wager perhaps 2% really act on the information at all.