While managers may think they are doing a great job of leading their teams, employees may not agree. According to a new survey, employees often think their managers could do better. Among the results:
- There is a significant gap between what leaders believe motivates their workers and what employees actually want and need to stay motivated.
- 74% of managers say that they find one-on-ones with employees helpful, while less than half of employees agree. At the same time, however, employees with less frequent one-on-ones are 1.4 times more likely to say they are looking for a new job.
- To be successful, managers need strong ongoing relationships with their teams. However, managers feel challenged to juggle relationship-building with their daily responsibilities during the pandemic. Two-thirds (63%) of managers say they find it more difficult than usual to be effective right now. The more responsibility the manager has, the more difficult they find it to be good managers and perform all their duties well.