Top 5 Clear Signs that Your Employees Need a Better Manager

September 30, 201611:22 am432 views

Well, this is one management issue most managers and employees live in denial. When employees do not get along well with their managers, conflicts do happen and this leads to lesser employee organisation, which sometimes makes talented personnel quit. As we are all aware of the fact that employees do not leave the company or a brand, they actually leave bad managers at work.

Deliberating on the reasons for high employee turnover in the workplace, there are contra-opinions on the above, wherein managers and employees indicate clear line of difference in how they view the issue.

While some employees cannot thrive in the workplace due to lack of skills, attitudes, technical incompetencies and some others. The gap that exists between employee’s expectations and employer’s bindings in terms of flexibility, recognition, support and people management, all contribute towards employee engagement or disengagement at work.

See also: What Employees Hate Most about Their Employers

Employers and senior managers who are responsible for employee turnover, owing to their dictatorial leadership style, impact business performance and productivity. According to Gallup, 82 percent of companies fail to hire the right talent for the job, to include hiring of the most-fit managers to manage the employees.

Not every manager is a great born leader. Leadership traits cannot be coincidentally possessed by someone, they are gained through experience and training. Rather they are created by a certain process of effective training and experience, thus resulting in great leading attitudes to provide room for innovation and support system for employees to grow gradually in their job roles.

Managerial positions require people who actively supervise, care and encourage employees to keep advancing while consistently sustaining the high quality of work. However, ignorance, bad communication, inadequate supervision and poor recognition by the managers can demotivate employee, dampen their engagement levels and lead to dissatisfaction in their job.

It is not always easy to see through to identify a great or a bad manager. However, here are some tell-tale signs that clearly indicate your preparedness and sense of responsibility for the managerial role:

  1. One-way Communication. Communication is one important element for effective employer-employee relationship, primarily at the workplace. When managers only initiate one-way communication approach, by delegating tasks without encouraging employee feedback and inputs, the productivity and quality of work delivered by the members in a team suffer.
  1. Rising Complaints from Employees. HR manager should be cautious when more complaints keep coming to their desk every single day. It is the duty of the HR manager to take complaints seriously and conduct thorough investigations to get to the crux of the matter and resolve the issue on hand. However, if complaints are delivered in the same pattern, referring to the same issue then it indicate bad managerial ability and here’s where timely HR invention helps business.
  2. Power Abusement. This is an obvious sign that a bad manager is actually disrupting the company. Managers who abuse power and authority to treat employees unfairly at work, force and threat them to do what managers expect them to do is clear sign of a bad managerial attitude.
  1. Employees are Thrown Under the Bus. Bad managers are not accountable for the failures and mistakes made by their teams. Instead, they keep blaming employees for the bad results and keep themselves clean under any and all consequences.
  1. Politically-Influenced Decision Making. Bad managers always credit employee accomplishments and contributions under their own name and use it for their personal career advancement prospects. They only care about their favourite colleagues at work, and do not treat all employees fairly with a sense of responsibility.

Issues that keep occurring owing to lack of a right managerial authority, could dampen employee’s morale, productivity, lead to job dissatisfaction, disengagement and eventually quit the workforce. Hence, HR managers need to maintain vigil on behaviour and attitudes showcased by the manager to make employees feel as valuable assets of the company. Good luck with hiring right!

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