More than 50 per cent of the UK’s 25.3 million working population believe
their managers are incompetent, new research finds.
The survey, by TV recruiter the Job Channel, in conjunction with human
capital experts Profiles of London, also finds that only 27 per cent of those
surveyed rate their boss as highly competent, with 18.5 per cent claiming their
superiors are just average.
When analysing the gender divide between male and female bosses, men were
Of those employees questioned, only 39.5 per cent thought highly of their
female bosses, compared to the 48 per cent who rated their male bosses as good
The survey also revealed that the majority of office workers believed their
boss was ineffective – 71 per cent questioned said their manager was
incompetent and only 8 per cent thought they were competent.
Fred Hudson, human capital expert and CEO of Profiles of London, said:
"Just because a manager is rated poorly by their staff, it does not
necessarily indicate they are bad at their job. But a truly good manager
requires excellent skills – ones that go way beyond just performing effectively
and competently in a job."