Half of employees in the UK have admitted that they believe a dominant management style in the workplace is negative and could even put the country’s economic recovery following the recession at risk.
According to a report from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the three most common management styles in workplaces have been highlighted, with 21 per cent citing the authoritarian style, 16 per cent pointing to bureaucratic management and 12.5 per cent claiming it was secretive.
Furthermore, only ten per cent of workers believed their manager was accessible, while just seven per cent felt their company’s senior staff were empowering.
Ruth Spellman, chief executive of CMI said: “Goodwill and engagement among employees doesn’t only improve people’s working lives but it adds to the bottom line – in productivity, retention rates and customer loyalty. Negativity breeds negativity.”
She added that in order to push the UK towards economic recovery, business leaders needed to be initiative, empowering and accessible.
Meanwhile, Keep Britain Working has claimed that further help is needed to allow UK businesses to expand globally and maintain a sustained recovery from the recession.
Posted by Ross George