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Staff Blow the Whistle on Ineffective Managers


British bosses are disinterested, ineffective and lack vision, according to the people who work under them.

A new survey from chareterd psychology firm Ros Taylor Ltd (RT), shows that business leaders fail across the board at setting clear objectives, motivating staff and weeding out poor performers.

More than 1500 people from different sized organisations throughout the UK were questioned about leadership in the workplace.
They found:

  • 77% of respondents said their boss was not interested in them.

  • 90% said their boss does nothing about poor performers and 79% claim their boss does not set clear objectives.

  • 89% said their boss lacks innovation and was unreceptive to new ideas.

“That’s only 15% of people we asked who thought their boss was any good and 8% who thought they were inspirational” said Ros Taylor, managing director of RT, which commissioned the study. “I wish I could say I was shocked – but the truth is it’s slightly better than I expected.

"Many line managers, heads of department and directors are on a minimum £100K+ pa. These people represent something of the order of a £200K+ investment for the company. As a psychologist I am intrigued that companies who bend over backwards to 'think smart' ignore this area. They probably think that, in the old cliché 'leaders are born, not made'. It’s odd to think that multi-national companies who factor the canteen subsidy into the cost of a sausage roll don’t have a leadership development plan."


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