Important Statistics About Management
According to OfficeVibe.com, there are a couple of things that managers struggle with. But they’ve relayed some research that shows four statistics that stand out. As a manager, can you relate to any of these? How have you addressed it? Did it work or not? Here are some things to keep in mind:
69% Of Managers Are Uncomfortable Communicating With Employees
- Conducted by Interact, the survey found that 69% of manager find it uncomfortable to communicate with employees.
- Also, 37% said that they were uncomfortable giving direct feedback
- They were afraid employees would respond negatively to feedback
75% Of Companies Struggle With Overwhelmed Employees
- According to a Deloitte survey, many companies struggle with “Overwhelmed Employees”. Deloitte’s study continues:
- In one day more than 100 billion emails are exchanged, yet only 1 in 7 is critically important
- The average employee now spends over one-quarter of the workday reading and answering emails
- People now check their mobile phones more than 150 times a day.
- 40% of workers believe it is not possible to succeed at work, make a good living, and have enough time to contribute to family and community.
50% Of Employees Quit Their Boss, Not Their Job
- According to research from Gallup, 50% of employees leave their companies because of their boss.
- In the Gallup study, 7,272 U.S. adults revealed that 1 in 2 had left their job to get away from their manager to improve their overall life at some point in their career.
- The survey found that workers feel like they’re given little guidance for understanding what’s expected of them.
Managers Account For At Least 70% Of The Variance In Employee Engagement
- Office Vibe says, “Managers are overwhelmed and overworked, but this is something that can’t be ignored.”
- “Employees look up to their managers for training and guidance, and if they don’t get it from them they’re guaranteed to be disengaged.”
- “Who an employee’s manager is and how they’re trained to handle certain situations (feedback, recognition, time off, etc.) makes a huge difference.”