62% Say Union Not Helpful With Bad Bosses
Posted: 5/20/2005 9:26:30 AM
Toronto, ON (PRWEB) April 6, 2005 -- Based on a recent North-American wide survey conducted at Badbossology.com, it appears that many people do not believe that their union helps protect employees from difficult bosses. Specifically, of the 1,495 people who completed the survey on its site (http://www.badbossology.com), 62% believe that their union is not helpful and 6% believe that they are very helpful. A discussion forum is available on the site (http://www.badbossology.com/i8652) to address this survey's results and related topics such as what could unions do to be more helpful, and how could unions and management work together to better protect employees from difficult bosses?
A new survey, sponsored by global human resource consulting firm Development Dimensions International (DDI) asks, "If you were promoted to your boss' position tomorrow, what would make you most apprehensive?"
Difficult bosses are a big problem in Corporate America. 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.
Badbossology.com itself is designed to protect both people and companies from bad bosses, and all of its content and services are available without any fees. 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.
About DDI: Since 1970, Development Dimensions International, a global human resource consulting firm specializing in leadership and selection, has worked with some of the world's most successful organizations. With more than 1,000 associates in 75 offices in 26 countries around the world and headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pa., DDI advises businesses of all sizes—including half of the Fortune 500—on the selection, development and retention of their workforces and helping them realize business success. For more information go to http://www.ddiworld.com/aboutddi.
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