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UK managers 'are not engaged enough with employees'

6 July 2011

The importance of employee engagement among management staff has been underlined by a new report highlighting a "competence gap" among bosses in the UK.

Data collected by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has revealed that 38 per cent of bosses in Britain believe they are good at their jobs, despite the fact that one in five workers state that they have lost faith in their business leaders due to their behaviour.

More than a third confessed that attitudes from managers are preventing them from enjoying their jobs and are placing them under stress, while 56 per cent of employees questioned their boss's ability in the workplace.

This comes after a report from the Good Work Commission earlier this week suggested that only four in ten British employees believe their managers act with integrity.

Patrick Woodman, policy and research manager at CMI, said these figures show the importance of engaging with workers properly.

He stated that good managers have the ability to create a "shared sense of purpose" about work, leading to improve performance and morale.

"We have some great managers and leaders in the UK, but the challenge is for them to reconnect and engage with their teams," he explained.

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Categories: Human Resources

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