In­dian em­ploy­ees most con­fi­dent of be­ing bet­ter than bosses: Sur­vey

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Global - Sindhu.Har­i­ha­ran @times­group.com

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.

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