In this HRZone.co.uk article it states that, “Just over a quarter of UK workers have no respect for their managers, while just under half fail to find them motivational, with staff in the North East of England being most disillusioned.”
I can’t say I’m surprised… While there are some great managers out there, unfortunately so many of them are woeful. Is it their fault? Sometimes, yet so often organisations let their managers down. There’s all this wonderful knowledge out there about how to create high performing teams, how to engage your employees, how to manage and lead in ways that creates trust and great results. The fact is that it’s not always known and shared.
In this day and age, the knowledge age, it really has to be up to each manager to learn for themselves how to manage and lead more effectively. The first thing they need to do is to look at some of the basics in terms of their relationships. Remember…
“Business IS Personal”
Your relationships are key. It’s very important to work with each member of your team in the way that they respond best, however you’ve also got to get the basics right and treat people with respect and build relationships based on trust.
Why do one in four have no respect for their manager? Well it could be because they themselves are not treated with any respect by their manager. It could be because their manager doesn’t support them with the resources they need to do their job or give credit where it is due. How a manager personally conducts themselves will have a massive knock-on effect on the performance of the team.
Who would want to work with somebody that they don’t respect? Given the choice, nobody…
What are you doing today to increase the levels of trust and respect in your team?