Millions of Brits see themselves as a better manager than their actual management, according to a new study by Multilotto.
44% of workers reckon they have more effective leadership skills than their superiors; Two in five believe they could improve communication channels with other members of staff, and one third would take efforts to organise the workforce so tasks were distributed more equally. A fifth of respondents even admitted they would lay off inefficient members of staff.
Almost one in five think management works them too hard, and 17% accused their boss of delegating too much of their own work out instead of doing it themselves. One in ten Brits say their boss takes a ‘hands-off’ approach to their duties, while 12% think their boss’s managerial style is hectic and ‘scattershot’.
“Bosses are people too, but it’s difficult not to take issue when a manager malfunctions in the line of duty,” said Multilotto spokesperson Andrew Clarke. “A poor working relationship with your boss can have a rippling effect throughout other aspects of your life, so when things go awry it is easy to fantasise about a situation where you could take the power back and right workplace wrongs.”
When looking at their bosses, most Brits want someone strict enough to make tough decisions, so long as they have the capacity to relax and share a pint at the end of the day. One in 10 workers have confessed to quietly scheming to undermine the management in some way, while 41% have stood up to their boss amid a difference of opinion, and pay is a major factor. Two in five employees admitting they are envious of their boss’s pay, while nine percent crave the respect their manager commands.
“In our recent stunt we imagined an artistic way for someone to let their boss know they won’t be working their notice,” continued Clarke. “We hope most employee-boss issues can be resolved through a call to HR, a cup of tea and an apology.”