Some ominous news for your managers: Only one in five employees say they have confidence in their supervisors’ judgment.
That’s the upshot of a recent survey from staffing consultant Right Management, which says only about 20% of rank-and-file workers surveyed said they “always” trust their managers to make the best decisions.
About six in 10 said they “occasionally” trust their managers; another 19% said they rarely do.
Other key findings:
- Thirty-one percent of senior executives (C-level and VP) “always” trust managers’ decisions compared to only 22% of non-management employees.
- Employees at smaller companies are more likely to trust their managers’ decisions (26% reporting “always”) compared to those at larger firms (only 20% reporting “always”).
- Twenty-seven percent of workers aged 55+ “rarely” trust managers to make the best decisions, versus 15% of 18-24 year olds.
Overall, not a pretty picture. But probably not real surprising, considering the morale hit both employers and employees have taken over the past 18 months or so.
What do you think? When the economy rebounds, will these survey results remain the same?