Great News For UK Managers – You’re Better Than You Were In 2004!


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At last, here’s some good news for the UK’s business leaders – we’re doing a better job than we were 9 years ago! That’s according to a new report The Workplace Employment Relations Study which was last carried out in 2004.

This Government sponsored study explores the current state of workplace relations and the highlights include increases in….

– Job satisfaction levels: 20% of employees are satisfied or very satisfied with all aspects of their job compared to 16% in 2004

– Employee levels of commitment: The number of employees who said they shared the values of their organisation is up from 55% to 65%

– Communication: Managers are now more likely to hold team briefings to keep staff informed about changes at work (up from 60% to 66%) and they are more likely to provide employees with more information on workplace finances (up from 55% to 61%)

The report also highlights increases in levels of autonomy, training and development and employee engagement. since 2004 which is good news too!

So, what does this mean for today’s business leaders? Well, clearly, the good news is that things have improved generally since 2004 – well, that’s good news if you’ve moved on too and that you’re not one of those still living in the management world of 2004!

Obviously, many of us are doing things better than 9 years ago, but how do you measure up? Here’s a tip – stop listening to your Nellie Fertardo CD’s and find out what your people actually think! (By the way, a great tool to consider to measure this is People Gauge!)

Also, while I’m on this – although there are clearly some improvements since 2004, I can’t help thinking that there’s still quite a way to go! For example, job satisfaction levels at 20% don’t seem that high!

What can you do to get those figures up in your business?

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Andy Hanselman
Hi there! I help businesses and their people create competitive advantage by 'Thinking in 3D'! That means being 'Dramatically and Demonstrably Different'! I research, speak about, write about and work with businesses to help them maximise their sales and marketing, their customer service and their customer relationships.


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