Four in 10 workers feel that their manager’s behaviour is unacceptable and increases their stress levels, with more than a third claiming that they do not enjoy their jobs because of their managers. One in 10 blame their manager for declining health, the CMI survey found.
More than half think that their boss is hesitant or incapable while more than two thirds think that their manager is unapproachable. This has lead to the majority of staff making decisions that they feel unqualified to make, with 10% covering up their mistakes, the CMI said.
Ruth Spellman, CMI chief executive, called on managers to raise their game is industry is to thrive. She said, “It may be the recession that has created a ‘blame culture’ where bosses are scared to ask for help for fear of being seen to be incompetent. Managers need to demonstrate that they are secure in their ability to make wise and sometimes, brave decisions if they are to engage their team and encourage them to succeed.