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HALF OF UK WORKERS QUIT BECAUSE OF LINE MANAGER

A culture of ‘them and us’, dividing line managers and their reports, persists in the workplace, according to a survey by UK jobs board, Totaljobs. The survey of 2,098 UK workers found 49% have quit a job due to having a poor relationship with their manager, 18% admit they feel unable to trust their boss and 28% of workers have singled out their manager as a work enemy. Some 26% have sought support for their mental health, citing the sour relationship with a manager as a main motivation, while 24% admit to having had nightmares about their boss. Only a […]

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OPINION: REFLECTIONS – DO YOU KNOW WHEN TO STOP?

Line managers may confuse coaching with performance management. Supervision and reflection will guide your decision to proceed or withdraw By Lindsay Wittenberg “We’re going to have to let her go, but we want to know she’s had a go at being coached” “His technical delivery is faultless, but he’s complacent about influencing people appropriately: he just assumes he’s right, so he doesn’t really fit here” “Her performance hasn’t been managed for years and there are some issues. We’d like her to have some coaching sessions with you”   I’ve encountered all these comments from line managers over the past few […]

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