Survey Shows 48% Would Fire Their Boss
Posted: 6/15/2004 8:00:00 AM
Toronto ON (PRWEB) June 15, 2004 - Based on a recent survey conducted at Badbossology.com, it appears that many people with difficult bosses would fire them versus taking less drastic action. Between April 19th and June 11th, of the 1,118 people who completed the survey on its site (http://www.badbossology.com) 48% said they would fire their boss if they could, 29% would have their boss assessed by a workplace psychologist and 23% would send their boss for management training. Said Co-founder Ian Donen, "These results seem consistent with psychologist Dr. Robert Hogan's suggestion that at least 55% of managers in America are incompetent. And, in general, given their human and financial costs, it's really time for Corporate America to get serious about bad bosses."
Other surveys indicate that approximately 40% of employees have had to deal with a bad boss, and a Gallup Organization study of over 1,000,000 employees found that if a company is losing good people, more than any other single reason, the cause is their immediate supervisor: Gallup also found poorly managed workgroups are an average of 50% less productive and 44% less profitable than well managed groups.
A follow-up survey is currently being conducted and the question is "How helpful is your HR department in protecting employees from bad bosses?" People can participate in the survey by visiting the site's home page (http://www.badbossology.com).
Badbossology.com itself is a new and completely free web site designed to protect both people and companies. It provides continually updated material in an intuitive, blog-style user interface. It takes a responsible balanced approach, devoid of ranting and 'Boss from Hell' stories, and also provides key resources for bosses, executives and board members (http://www.badbossology.com/c68). A "Vault" or secure repository is provided so visitors can bookmark items along with personal notes for fast reference. And material is drawn from sources such as The Chicago Tribune, CNNMoney.com, Fast Company, The Harvard Business School, and the Wall Street Journal's CareerJournal.com.
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