“There is no relationship in the workplace more powerful than the one between people managers and employees,” according to Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) president Johnny C. Taylor Jr. Now his organization has released data from a new survey showing just how essential these relationships are. Among the findings:
- 84% of employees say that poorly trained managers create unnecessary work and stress.
- 57% say managers in their workplace could benefit from training on how to be a better manager.
- 50% say they think their own performance would improve if their boss received additional training in people management.
Elsewhere, respondents identified five people-management skills they say their supervisors could work on:
- Communicating effectively (41%)
- Developing and training the team (38%)
- Managing time and delegating (37%)
- Cultivating a positive and inclusive team culture (35%)
- Managing team performance (35%)