Bad management is biggest cause of workplace anger

Bad
management causes more people to lose their temper at work than any other
reason, according to a survey by online careers site Monster.

When
Monster asked ‘What makes you angry about your job?’, to almost 12,000
respondents across Europe, bad management came top with 39 per cent of the
vote.

Lack
of career opportunity was the second most common reason given for getting hot
under the collar, with 30 per cent of respondents highlighting this as an
issue.

Almost
a quarter (24 per cent) of those polled report that not being valued at work
makes them angry and 7 per cent highlight excess workload.

The
survey did reveal significant national differences over what annoys people most
at work.

In
Denmark, 56 per cent of those polled blame bad management for feelings of
anger, closely followed by the Dutch (49 per cent), staff from Luxembourg (47
per cent) and Britain (46 per cent). 

The
Spanish and Italians are most upset if they feel they are under-appreciated,
with 39 per cent of Spaniards and 42 per cent of Italians claiming this is the
biggest cause of job-related anger.

Spain,
Belgium, Italy and Finland have the highest percentage of workers across Europe
who are angered if they think their career path is stunted, with 36 per cent,
36 per cent, 27 per cent and 43 per cent of respondents respectively citing
this as an issue.

By Ben Willmott

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