Quarter of UK workers ‘do not respect their manager’

by Barrie Hopson on March 21, 2011 · 1 comment

in portfolio careers,Work

Seeing this headline this morning it made me wonder if one of the main motivations behind becoming a portfolio worker is that you can dodge this issue to a large degree. You may still have to work or contract with people who do not exactly get your pulse going but the joy is that you leave them behind at night and if they really get up your nose you end your contract and move on.

The survey was carried out by ICM research and commissioned by the People 1st Training Company, part of the sector skills council for the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry. It found that a quarter of British employees do not respect their manager and nearly half are not motivated by them, a new survey has revealed.

One in three employees (36 per cent) say their supervisor fails to provide clear instructions, while one in four workers (23 per cent) dislike their managers.   Nearly half of employees reported that their manager did not help to develop their career, while 30 per cent said that their manager failed to provide constructive criticism, and a further 27 per cent felt that their supervisor talked down to them.

Does being a portfolio worker mean that you rarely have to put up working for a right wally?

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1 Helen Wiles March 22, 2011 at 12:26 am

This might be a motivation for some based on unpleasant experiences but I think there’s something to be said for taking responsibility for making the most out of any working relationship. Being a portfolio careerist can often mean being flexible and accommodating for a broad range of clients. This doesn’t mean compromising your own beliefs but I think the professional portfolio careerist knows how to get the best from all people and finding ways to make things work, a skill that is just as relevant to the traditionally employed.

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