Absentee leaders are people in leadership roles who are psychologically absent from them. They were promoted into management, and enjoy the privileges and rewards of a leadership role, but avoid meaningful involvement with their teams. Absentee leadership resembles the concept of rent-seeking in economics — taking value out of an organization without putting value in. […]
Manager work habits e.g. working late or replying emails on weekends whether unintentionally or not, signals to their teams an expectation of similar behaviour and thus obliges the teams or direct reports to respond in kind. This may not be a good thing. Read more on what you should do.