The Good Boss Questionnaire

A real insight into management behaviour – the rights and the wrongs

Unsurprisingly, boss behaviour significantly affects employee motivation – be that positively or negatively. So, what can you do about that?

The Good Boss Questionnaire (GBQ) can certainly help. Since its launch in 2004, the GBQ has helped over 1,000 bosses improve their management behaviour, resulting in more engaged, productive employees.

What is the Good Boss Questionnaire?

The GBQ is a psychometric questionnaire that improves individual and organisational performance by assessing and developing the behaviour of managers and supervisors. It can diagnose and reverse patterns of managerial behaviour which have been shown to compromise the productivity, morale and wellbeing of employees and teams.

What’s involved?

Each boss needs 3-8 direct reports to complete the questionnaire, giving their views on the boss’s behaviours. Their answers are taken and plotted onto a chart to compare with the boss’s own scores. This gives a good picture of how bosses view their behaviour and how this differs to their employees’ perception in all 14 scales that the Good Boss Questionnaire measures.

Feedback sessions are conducted by a qualified Good Boss Coach and include discussing the impact of the boss’s behaviour. The practitioner then works with the boss to form an action plan. The GBQ can be run again in six months or so to see how effective the action plan has been and what score improvements have been made.

What results could you expect?

It is no secret that one of the most successful ways to reduce costs and drive better performance in any organisation is to increase the effectiveness of people managers. After a GBQ project your organisation could:

  • increase effectiveness and morale
  • drive a better culture of performance
  • reduce unnecessary costs
  • increase revenue
  • lower staff turnover

To find out more about the Good Boss Questionnaire by talking to one of our consultants, get in touch today, or visit our GBQ FAQ page.

What GBQ clients say:

The Good Boss Questionnaire helps us have open and transparent conversations which enables managers to identify influential development areas for themselves but also helps them to understand what is successful or repeatable. The GBQ has become a highly effective and reliable platform used as part of our leadership and management development strategy.

Phil Lawrence, Softcat

Using the Good Boss Questionnaire has enabled us to build on the characteristics and behaviours of our leadership team identifying leadership strengths and development needs. This, in turn, has enabled us to work together better and smarter to achieve more.

Jane Boulton, Axminster Tools