Contributed by Equality Group
10/06/2019 - Equality Group
Sunday night gloom, Monday morning doom – what’s worse than a wet commute? Well if you’ve been getting a bad case of the Monday morning blues recently? Or are you losing sleep over your job? Your boss might be the underlying cause… Hephzi Pemberton, Founder of Equality Group discusses the realities of having a bad boss in today’s private sector: a third of us hate our jobs because we hate our BOSS…
Key research statistics – national study across 2,000 people:
Over the course of our lifetime, the average Brit will spend around 3,507 days at work including a staggering 204 days of overtime. Given the significant amount of time we spend within the workplace and for many, around bad bosses, it is of vital importance to understand what makes employees decide to stay in their current jobs and what makes people to quit.
According to author Alison Green, what constitutes a bad manager is the boss who isn’t clear about what they want, who doesn’t address workplace issues, who micromanages and who flaunts their power over their employees. Furthermore, according to Hephzi Pemberton, being a good manager is a skill that requires training – everyone could be a manager, but that doesn’t mean everyone has the natural ability or
demeanour to lead a team from strength to strength. This research by Equality Group highlights the impact that bad bosses can have on employee mental health, enjoyment and retention whilst also noting that when businesses get the management layer right, 60% of brits will stay loyal to the company.
Hephzi Pemberton, Founder of Equality Group comments:
‘Bad bosses can be fundamentally damaging to a business as the quality of a manager has a direct impact on the company’s bottom line, in addition to its ability to recruit and develop good employees and aid them in producing the best results. We live in a hugely interconnected society where potential candidates can go online and assess the culture of a company before applying for a role and because of this, businesses can no longer sweep a toxic culture or bad management under the rug. It is undeniable that a bad manager has the power to drive away good talent and harm a business with 60% of Brits stating that a bad boss is a fundamental reason as to why businesses, particularly SMEs fail.’
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