Want to know the easiest ways for managers to create a disgruntled workforce?
A recent survey by Lake Research Partners lists the most common complaints employees have. According to the poll:
- 33% don’t get enough recognition from their supervisors
- 25% say bosses don’t provide the guidance or opportunities needed to get promoted
- 21% have supervisors who take credit for their work, and
- 13% think their bosses are lazy.
That behavior can lead to all kinds of problems, ranging from lost productivity to expensive lawsuits (happy employees don’t sue).
What can managers do about it? Increased recognition would be a start. It doesn’t need to be expensive or complex — a verbal compliment or a thank-you for staying late or working hard to meet a tight deadline will mean a lot to an employee.