A 2015 Gallup study called Employees Want A Lot More From Their Managers addresses the fundamental employer and employee question. It confirms what many have either already known or impulsively sensed. Employees do not leave companies. Employees leave people. In other words, for employees, the manager is the company.
These pages have addressed the issue of the relationship between employee and employers before. The study adds more evidence to the assertion that employees leave due to bad managers.
The Gallup study of 7,272 adults revealed that “one in two had left their job to get away from their manager to improve their overall life at some point in their career.”
Gallup found that employees want engagement, communication and responsiveness. According to the study, employees unhappy with their managers find annual reviews forced and superficial. Pertinently, employees who are unhappy do not plan or think about the future of the company simply because “they are not even sure what tomorrow will throw at them.”
Managers, are you reading and understanding this?
Are relevant personnel at different companies picking the correct managers and removing mistaken management persons and their respective choices?
Note: this is a US Study.
*Things That Need To Go Away: managers who make life difficult for their employees.