If you work for someone else, it’s highly likely that sometime during your career you have worked for someone that wasn’t the highest on your admiration and respect list. :) It’s an all too common occurrence in the business world.
Even today, with an abundance of management advice and help available, people get promoted into positions for the wrong reasons or someone hits the wall against the Peter Principle. With the current economic environment, many team members feel the need to stay right where they are -- miserable or not.
And plenty of them are miserable according to a recent study by Sperion Staffing Services (pdf). Here are some of the highlights (so to speak!).
According to the survey, many employees feel they could do their bosses job better, so you would think that with all this dissatisfaction, team members might want to step into their bosses shoes, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
But what does this mean for you? If you work for someone else, you need to decide whether it’s worth staying with your company. If it is, set out a plan to mitigate the “bad” stuff and make the most of your career. If it’s not, then make sure your resume is in good shape and start tapping into your network so you can learn about new opportunities.
And if you’re the boss, take a good hard look at yourself to see what you can change to be a better leader.
What do you think about this survey? Please leave your thoughts in the comments.