Employees Give Their Managers High Marks
Want to hear some good news? The vast majority of employees actually like their bosses, according to a recent survey from Accountemps, a Robert Half Co. The resulting "State of the Manager-Employee Relationship" report indicates that the relationship is in great shape. Most employees said their manager is aware and responsive when it comes to the challenges they face. They also feel that their boss recognizes their potential and that, overall, they enjoy a professional relationship with their supervisor. (A significant number of them even consider their boss a friend.) What's more, many sympathize with their manager and the added stress he or she has to deal with—some even admitting that they wouldn't want the job. "Managers can sometimes get a bad rap, but, in reality, most professionals understand that the job is tough and complex and may not be for everyone," said Bill Driscoll, district president for Accountemps. "The challenge for many bosses today isn't just identifying a successor, but convincing that professional to step up to the challenge." More than 1,000 U.S. workers took part in the research.