New research shows a major discrepancy between how managers see themselves and how their employees view them.
Do you think you're a good boss? Would your employees agree? According to research from UK-based Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the typical answers are, respectively, "kind of" and "not at all."
The study compared a survey of 2,000 managers to the results of a web-based self-diagnostic tool taken by 6,000 people. Among the survey respondents, 44 percent considered themselves excellent people managers yet only 14 percent of those who used the objective assessment tool ranked as excellent. While the results aren't scientific, they do suggest a perception gap when it comes to managers' people skills.
The elements of good management aren't complex, though they can be challenging to adhere to. Management experts consider these to be the fundamental characteristics of a "good boss":
You can find the CMI's self-evaluating tool at:
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