80% [of employees] would recommend their organization as a good place to work,
(PRWEB UK) 22 May 2013
The Good News: Based on information in The Ashridge Management Index 2012/2013 (accessible here) half of the managers surveyed say their organization suffered in the recession, however two-thirds are optimistic about the future. Specific responses indicate that:
1) Leadership is highly rated – 81% believe their immediate manager is effective, and 75% say their top leaders are effective.
2) Employee engagement levels are high – 80% would recommend their organization as a good place to work, and 92% are proud to work for their organization.
3) Most managers feel valued – 75% believe top leaders value their contribution, and 89% say their own manager values their contribution.
4) The success of change initiatives – 62% believe the benefits anticipated for change initiatives are achieved, 90% saying that leading/ managing change is a significant part of their role.
The Bad News: The report does however reveal a number of worrying shortfalls in management and leadership, which need to be addressed.
1) Leadership communication skills weak – 49% of top leaders spend enough time communicating with staff, and just 52% of top leaders are rated for communicating clearly.
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