The results of a Monster.com poll revealed that more than three quarters of the workers who responded would vote their bosses out of their job. The poll results should be a wakeup call for all bosses.
Of the 2,411 responses, only 24 percent voted to keep their current boss. Twenty-five percent thought a colleague would make a better manager, 30 percent thought they could handle the job while 21 percent thought an outside candidate would do better.
Here are suggestions to bosses who suspect they would be booted out if their employees had their way.
Ask Your Employees Questions
Show that you value your employees’ input by asking them questions. Invite employee feedback, engage them in an open dialogue. Most employees want to contribute to how their jobs can be done more effectively. Make it easy and rewarding for them to do so.
It’s not enough to just ask employees questions. Employees, especially now, expect their ideas to be valued. They expect to have a say in how things are done in their jobs, and to be involved in the decisions that affect them. Companies must be open to employee ideas, ask employees what they believe they need to best do their jobs, and, most importantly, be responsive to employee input.
Don’t Punish Good Employees for Their Excellence
Managers will often load a particularly effective employee with more and more work just because–they’re good. Not only is that unfair, but you may very well break an otherwise dynamite employee.
The poll is an indication that there are lots of workers who don’t think their bosses are qualified for their positions or aren’t doing a good job. While lighthearted in some respects, bosses should take the results seriously. It means that many workers do not respect their bosses. Without respect, comes all sorts of worker-related problems: underachievement, low morale, increased employee turnover, reduced productivity and lots of office grumbling.
For Monster.com poll results: http://bit.ly/Wy4Cck.