Survey: How employees really feel about their managers

In honor of Boss’s Day, a survey explored the qualities employees admire in their managers, how employees really feel about jargon, and whether millennials are so different after all.

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Did you know that Oct. 16 is National Boss’s Day in the U.S. and Canada?

Well, I didn’t either. The only reason I found out is that the Workforce Institute at Kronos conducted an online survey with Harris Interactive that explored:

Some of the results from the survey are worth thinking about if you are a manager. For example:

1. A majority of employees (69 percent) believe their managers set a good example with their behavior. These employees believe their managers are ethical, honest, collaborative, creative, empowering, innovative, dedicated and trustworthy. A whopping 92 percent of those who believe this also believe their managers adhere to those values on a regular basis.

2. When given the choice between a manager who is a high achiever but demanding or a manager who is nice but ineffective, 75 percent of employees would choose the high achiever.

3. When asked to rank the three most important attributes of a good manager , honesty was the front-runner (78 percent), followed by goal-oriented (44 percent) and compassionate (40 percent).

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