Are British managers incompetent?

In a damning report by the performance body Investors in People suggests that workers see their management very different to the senior executives.

Simon Jones, acting chief executive at Investors in People UK, said: “This is worrying problem for UK organisations. Effective decision making is a vital skill for any manager, and critical to the smooth operation of the organisation as a whole. Indecisive managers are a drain on the company and a major frustration for their teams, damaging employee motivation which can in turn undermine productivity and affect the organisation’s progress.”

Almost half of British workers think their bosses are incompetent, lack confidence and are poor decision makers – it hardly can get any more damning than that.

Maybe that is another reason why more and more people are choosing to start their own business and work from home. Let’s face it, having to work under someone you don’t respect and you believe to be incompetent, is very unsatisfying and can be stressful.

Remember when your small business, like SOHO-, SME, SMB-, Home-, DIY-, Hobby-, Boomer businesses or personal business, like contractors, freelancer, self-employed, sole-trader and virtual assistants, starts hiring you need to be able to find employees that are well respected not only by yourself, but by customers and co-workers alike.

Hat-tip to: Managment-Issues

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