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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bad managers beset the British workers

I'm no commie, but as an uncle of mine once said, there are times when you want to.... Now it has been revealed that almost half of UK workers say they have left a job because of bad management. Half of them? That's a hell of a lot of disgruntled people who feel they have been held captive by foolish people who have no rhyme or reason to be in a management position other than that their face fits. The findings come in a survey from the Chartered Institute of Management, which says it is launching a campaign to improve standards among bosses.

I've had occasion to listen to the woes of redundant junior managers, bank workers desperate to leave and tales of incompetent bosses. Now don't get me wrong, there are plenty of good energetic bosses doing their utmost for their businesses. But they are let down by the ones who are incapable of or unwilling to change.

The survey also found unhappiness among managers themselves. Sixty-eight per cent said they had fallen into the role by chance. Chance would not be a fine thing, I think, in these cases. Politicians talk of merit and opportunity and self-reliance. Seems we are getting more of buggins' turn and deadmen's shoes!

I thought the Terry-Thomas boss types had gone. Perhaps they have, but they've been replaced by a bunch that has little in the way of respect given and of whom sniggering into a cupped hand is more than they deserve.


You would enjoy Chetan Dhruve's book "Why your manager is programmed to be a dictator" which explains why this is so.

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