Indian employees most confident of being better than bosses: Survey
Chennai: Indicating a disconnect between Indian employees and their bosses, a global survey revealed that the country’s workforce to be most confident worldwide to do a better job than their bosses.
The Global State of Managers survey by Kronos found that almost all (95%) of Indian employees said they could do a better job than their bosses “all of the time” (47%) or “some of the time” (48%). Indians emerged as most confident workers worldwide, as globally seven out of 10 employees said they can do their boss’s job better.
Millennial (73%) and Gen-Z (70%) employees are the most confident in their abilities. At
95% of Indian employees say they can do a better job than their bosses “all of the time” (47%) or “some of the time” (48%)
Survey suggests a dichotomy in the Indian employeemanager relationship
French, German, and UK workforce graded their managers worst for competence across parameters Despite high confidence that they are better than managers, Indian workforce is also most satisfied and happy with managers, worldwide Proportion of
Indian employees who graded managers “A” or “B” for
core skills 59%, US workers feel the least confident that they could do their boss’s job better.
Best communicators | 90%
Hardest-working managers | 81%
Best job coaches | 83%
Role models for work-life balance | 80%
However, Indian workforce is also most satisfied worldwide with at least eight out of 10 grading managers A or B in every category.
While confidence of the Indian employee is a positive, the study indicated a potential cultural aspect setting India apart, Sumeet Doshi, head of sales — India, Kronos, said. “We Indians are very aspirational and place a high value on becoming managers in our line of work as we spend more time in an organisation, and that aspiration leads to confidence.”
HR specialists said results indicated generation gap between workforce and managers. “This breaks managers’ perceptions around own performance levels, and questions legacy views they hold, while dealing with millennial workforce,” Neeraj Sharma, VP — HR, FourKites, said.