A recent Gallup survey highlights that 50% of leavers cite 'getting away from their Manager' as the reason for leaving their job. Compelling statistics indeed but highlights the importance of positive manager-employee relationships.
This correlation between employee engagement and the Manager relationship is striking and is a clear steer for organisations to take the issue of how well their Managers perform very seriously. The consequences of not doing so are considerable and the losses far outweigh the direct costs associated with repeated recruitment campaigns. When employees are not engaged as a result of their relationships with their Managers, they tend to withhold their discretionary effort and lower their contribution. This stifles communication, weakens problem solving, zaps creativity and ultimately has a disastrous impact on performance and productivity.