The stereotype of the “yes man/woman” is a common one. The idea is that employees are loathe to disagree with, or in any way offend, their bosses. Certainly, a baseline of respect is expected of employees. But, it can also be dangerous not to be up front with superiors about genuine concerns.
Managers who don’t hear honest, constructive criticism from their staff members may have trouble improving performance and achieving organizational goals and objectives.
How Employees View Their Managers
A recent Randstad USA survey exposes some surprising statistics and insights about how employees view their managers. Here are a few of the key findings:
- Only 53% of employees feel their boss values their opinion.
- Just 35% feel inspired by their boss.
- 25% of employees believe they can do a better job than their boss.
- 17% say their boss takes credit for their work.
- Both younger employees (aged 25–34) and females tend to be uncomfortable challenging their managers—about 35% in both cases. Continue reading here…
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