Would your boss make the grade?
When asked to rate their bosses, a survey found that Canadian employees find them satisfactory, at best, scoring them a passable 6.9 out of 10. However, fewer than half (45%) of respondents felt their bosses had done a good job preparing them for future success.
The survey of 97,000 employees (including 4,000 in Canada) took place across 30 countries.
Here are the highlights from Canada
- Both Gen Y (aged 18-29yrs) and Gen X (aged 30-47yrs) agree Gen X make the best leaders but baby boomers (aged 48-65yrs) strongly believe their own generation make superior business managers
- The most important qualities in a good boss are communication style and leadership style
- 44% describe their organization’s leadership culture as either “empowering” or “inclusive” but 26% describe it as “authoritative” or “oppressive”
- 52% say their efforts are recognized and rewarded, including notices from management (68%), formal programs (15%) and bonuses or incentives (13%)
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When it comes to career development and future success, how much responsibility do you think an employer has and how much rests with the employee?