The impact of a bad boss in the workplace can hardly be overstated. As the supposed leader in the division or the business, everyone looks to the man in charge for leadership in attitude and business practice.
If the boss has a bad attitude or is incompetent, the rest of the employees are bound to follow suit. The attitude of the boss trickles down to everyone else in the office. If the boss is incompetent, no one else will feel the compunction to perform to the best of their ability either.
The attitude of the leader in the workspace is incredibly important when it comes to getting work done. The main responsibility of a leader is to inspire the rest of the people in the office to do their jobs. However, if you are under the auspices of a less than inspiring boss, you will certainly not have the attitude that you need in order to get things accomplished.
You also need a leader to direct people and create partnerships. It is the job of a leader to note who works together well in the office and place them in positions that exercise this synergy. If a leader is not able to note this, efficiency in the office will invariably be reduced. This will further decrease the positive energy in the office.