[OPE] Survey: half of US workers think their boss is dishonest...

From: Jurriaan Bendien <adsl675281@telfort.nl>
Date: Wed Oct 14 2009 - 16:10:55 EDT

Workers think bosses are dishonest, survey says
Wed Oct 14, 2009

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A majority of U.S. workers do not think their bosses
are honest, said a survey released on Tuesday, and one in four would fire
their boss if they could.
Only four in ten workers would take their bosses' jobs if offered, according
to the [Harris Interactive] survey conducted for Adecco Group North America,
part of Zurich-based Adecco Group (ADEN.VX), a human resources and placement
company. Two-thirds of workers, however, would not change anything about
their relationship with their boss, the survey found. It found 53 percent of
workers do not think their boss is honest, a similar number do not think
their boss is fair or patient and two-thirds do not think their boss is
loyal. A quarter say they believe their boss is dishonest about their job
security, and 28 percent would lay off or fire their boss if given the
opportunity, it said.

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Looks like you have to withstand quite a bit, if your are a US boss. It
makes you wonder, how can market signals function optimally, if bosses and
workers transmit misinformation? How can there be good leadership, if a lot
of lies are being told?

"A US survey of nearly 2,000 workers in September 2006 found that while more
than nine in ten managers say they are doing an "excellent" or "good" job of
managing employees, only two-thirds of workers agree."

"You may not need a study to know this, but there's one in print now to
prove it - nearly half of all workers not only don't respect their bosses
but think they're downright incompetent. They'd never tell the man or woman
in charge of course, but they didn't hold back when researchers hired by
staffing company Randstad USA took their opinions. The survey of more than
2,300 people agreed that hard times and tough decisions have left many
wondering whether their superiors are really up to the job. As companies
focus more on the bottom line - and less on employees - many workers are
feeling ignored or worse, fearing that the decisions being made at the top
could threaten their livelihoods. Only 43 per cent found their bosses were
open to new ideas and despite the economic meltdown of the past few weeks
when many are forced to do more for less, just 47 per cent said they'd work
overtime to impress their manager and create more job security for
themselves. "When it comes to impressing the boss to create more job
security during hard times of economic uncertainty, the survey indicates
women are willing to work harder," Ranstad's Eric Buntin explains. "A
healthy employee-employer relationship greatly contributes to an overall
positive workplace attitude." But the most telling stat may be this one:
fewer than 30 per cent felt their bosses were properly motivating them to do
a good job or acting as mentors or role models."



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