Almost six in 10 employees think their supervisor’s doing a good job. Not a bad number, considering that a bunch of those managers say they weren’t prepared for the responsibility in the first place.
According to a new CareerBuilder survey, more than one of every four supervisors (26%) said they weren’t ready to become leaders when they started managing others.
Even worse: 58% of those surveyed said they didn’t receive any management training at all.
Nonetheless, 59% of employees said their boss was doing a good or even great job.
The bad news: 20% described their direct supervisor’s performance as poor or very poor.
Asked for their biggest headaches with employees, the managers responded:
- Dealing with issues between co-workers on my team – 25%
- Motivating workers – 22%
- Performance reviews – 15%
- Finding the resources needed to support the team – 15%, and
- Creating career paths for workers – 12%.
Asked a similar question, employees said their supervisor:
- Plays favorites – 23%
- Doesn’t follow through on what he/she promises – 21%
- Doesn’t listen to concerns – 21%
- Doesn’t provide regular feedback – 20%
- Doesn’t keep me motivated – 17%
- Doesn’t help me develop – 17%, and
- Only provides negative feedback – 14%.