Better Than the Boss 34% of employees don’t think their boss could do their own jobs very well.
U.S. workers tend to have positive relationships with their supervisors, but they also maintain boundaries when it comes to personal interactions, according to a survey from Adecco Staffing and Opinion Research Corporation. For many, the line between management and employee rules out shared occasions that otherwise would be considered normal social activity. The survey also conveys mixed impressions of professional relationships across the ranks. On the positive side, a high percentage of employees feel their bosses would have their backs in times of trouble. But a significant portion of those surveyed say their supervisors would have a difficult time doing their employees' jobs, and some have quit a job in the past because of rocky relationships with a boss. The survey also asks which presidential candidate would make the best boss – a topic upon which male and female professionals diverge. More than 830 workers took part in the research. For more about the survey,
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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