Research by The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) exploring the quality of life in the UK shows that only 15% of employees would describe the management style in their organisation as trusting and 9% think it is suspicious.
Only 46% said they had trust and confidence in their senior managers. For employees to feel engaged and go the extra mile, they need to feel trusted, not with someone standing over their shoulder watching their every move.
It is a challenge – companies need to be careful and keep a close eye on things and they have become more risk averse post credit crunch, but micromanaging turns off employees so they feel less motivated and work less.
What do you think is the right balance between control and trust?
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