Along with all the other factors like colleague, office policy and job profile how your boss is also plays an important role in defining office atmosphere. While its not in any one’s hand how a boss is going to be there are certain things to remember when you have a difficult boss.

Here are the do’s and don’ts:
• Do act professionally in all situations.
• Don’t reduce your productivity, feign illness, or otherwise compromise your job.
• Do find a mentor — within or outside the organisation. Read more.
• Don’t confront your boss in an emotionally-charged rant.
• Do consider scheduling a meeting with your boss to discuss ways your boss could change his/her behaviour.
• Don’t go to the boss of your boss, except as a last resort.
• Do find an outlet to vent your frustrations and anger, but don’t do it with co-workers.
• Don’t expect your boss to change — or at least change overnight.
• Do watch for opportunities to transfer to another department within the company.
• Don’t simply try and block out all the bad behaviour; doing so will impact your physical and mental health.
• Do use your network to keep abreast of better opportunities outside the company. And do have your resume up-to-date and ready to send out.
• Do evaluate your performance on the job and consider ways to improve your behaviour, but don’t blame yourself for a bad boss.
• Don’t think you are alone in having a bad boss; several studies suggest that many of us have to deal with a bad boss at one time or another in our careers.
• Do consider keeping a journal that documents all the bad behaviour of your boss.
• Don’t sacrifice your health of self-esteem by staying in the job for the sake of a job. Do consider quitting your job — even if you don’t have a new job lined up — if continuing to work for your bad boss is likely to permanently damage your career.
• Do continue to document all your accomplishments.