Staff doubt their man­agers’ abil­ity

The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Career One -

BOSSES are los­ing the trust of their staff, ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey by re­cruit­ment firm Ta­lent2. About 43 per cent of the males and 40 per cent of the fe­male re­spon­dents in the sur­vey of 1987 peo­ple feel their bosses are in­ef­fec­tive.

‘‘ In­ter­est­ingly, it’s the 35-plus age group who have less re­spect for their bosses’ ca­pa­bil­ity than the younger age bracket,’’ says Ta­lent2 chief ex­ec­u­tive John Rawl­in­son. ‘‘ Ed­u­ca­tion pro­cesses and lev­els have al­lowed those in mid­dle man­age­ment po­si­tions to iden­tify skills nec­es­sary to per­form high lev­els of de­ci­sion-mak­ing and ef­fec­tive man­age­ment tech­niques. This judg­ment process has left their bosses’ abil­i­ties lack­ing, in their eyes,’’ Rawl­in­son says.

‘‘ Em­ploy­ees in gov­ern­ment de­part­ments say their bosses are re­ally not up to scratch, with more than 55 per cent be­liev­ing their boss is no good at what they do. Sales and mar­ket­ing peo­ple are down on their bosses, with 50 per cent say­ing they have room to im­prove, closely fol­lowed by those in the con­struc­tion sec­tor.’’

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