Friday, October 15, 2010

The Economy of Performance: The Tenor of Trust in Tense Times

Spherion has just published the results of a study by on how the wavering economy has affected the relationships between managers and their staff in the workplace. The results are not good. Surprising numbers of workers are finding their relationships with their managers deteriorating, and many responding that they could do a better job managing than their current boss. One particularly important issue is professional development, which many workers say is either not encouraged, followed up on, or supported by leadership. What's worse, many cite instances of a manager taking credit for their development, amongst other things.

As the economy continues to struggle for footing, it appears many factors of performance in the workplace are also under serious strain.

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