Ineffective managers are fuelling high staff turnover and causing widespreademployee under-performance, a new survey claims. The survey by HR consultancy Cubiks shows that 60 per cent of the 450 surveyrespondents said they had been forced to leave a company or a role specificallybecause of the actions of their manager. More than 70 per cent said that poorquality line management had caused them to under-perform on a professionallevel. The findings back up Personnel Today’s survey UK Line Managers: Are theygood enough?, in which it was revealed that 73 per cent of the 675 HRprofessionals surveyed were concerned about the capabilities of their linemanagers. Barry Spence, chief executive of Cubiks, said poor managers can wreak havocin organisations, causing problems that extend way beyond their own personalsphere of influence. “This survey demonstrates that when people are asked to assumemanagerial responsibilities without receiving the appropriate development ortraining, they can have a major negative impact on individual motivationlevels, team morale and, ultimately, the bottom line,” he said. When asked to identify the factors that separated the most effective linemanagers from others, respondents listed honesty, loyalty and the ability toboth give and receive personal feedback consistently as the most positivemanagerial traits. Nelson Mandela was identified as the best managerial role model from publiclife for his ability to inspire people to work towards a common goal. Otherleading figures named by respondents included Richard Branson, Bill Clinton,Jack Welch, Ghandi and Winston Churchill. By Quentin Readewww.cubiks.comThe Personnel Today UK Line Managers: Are They GoodEnough? survey, sponsored by Computers In Personnel and produced in associationwith Richmond Events, polled almost 700 senior HR professionals and highlightedsignificant skills gaps at line manager level in areas critical to productivityand competitiveness. To buy a copy, goto www.personneltoday.com/resources Related posts:No related photos. Poor management causing under-performance of staffOn 14 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed.