A new survey has revealed just how much employees value support from their manager, freshbusinessthinking.com reports.
The poll carried out by Webrecruit has discovered that a lack of support is one of the key drivers for staff disengagement, emphasising just how much impact such support has on morale.
Of the 257 people questioned, 30 per cent – the biggest proportion – said that they blamed lack of support for their low motivation levels. This was followed by lack of job satisfaction and not receiving recognition for a job well done.
While most managers are kept busy at the moment, especially those at the beginning of a venture; who start a franchise or open their own business, it’s an important point to bear in mind: lack of motivation naturally leads to lower productivity and higher turnover. Thus finding the time to support staff could pay dividends.
Speaking about the survey to onrec.com, Webrecruit founder, Phil Roebuck said: “The impact managers have on the morale of their staff is incredibly important.
“If they do not actively engage with their employees or they have a habit of consistently engaging on a negative level, the work environment will naturally be disconnected and less productive.”