Mediocre managers as bad as ‘David Brent’ style bosses

Mediocre managers are just as damaging to employee engagement and wellbeing as more ‘David Brent’-style bosses, according to research from the UK´s Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Failing to take responsibility for mistakes, panicking about deadlines and commanding rather than consulting staff were among bad managers´ worst attributes, according to the report, Managing for sustainable employee engagement: Developing a behavioural framework. The report offers yet more evidence of the benefits of a coaching-style approach to management. It highlighted how managers who discussed workers’ career development, remained calm under pressure, and invested time in getting to know staff as […]

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