June 19 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Only a third of employees trust their senior managers and more than half of workers have a ‘not bothered’ attitude, according to new research.
A survey of 2,000 people by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) also found fewer than one in four were consulted by their bosses about issues affecting their business.
Only two-fifths were satisfied that they had a decent opportunity to feed ideas and views to senior managers.
Peter Cheese, chief executive at the CIPD, said: “Given the number of examples reported in the media in recent months of unethical behaviours and corrosive cultures overseen by senior leaders, it is perhaps unsurprising to see trust in the workplace eroding.
“What’s worrying is the impact this will have on engagement. We know that strong employee engagement drives higher productivity and better business outcomes, so such a prominent display of neutral engagement in the workplace should act as a real wake-up call for employers.”