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    Can’t share concerns with your manager? You’re not alone

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    Twenty-four per cent of British workers state that there are few opportunities to share concerns or bring up issues with their employer, whilst 32% can discuss issues with managers but feel they are not addressed.

    That’s according to a survey of 2,000 Brits in employment carried out by workplace help platform Rungway, which concludes that few employers offer their workers the means to voice concerns in a meaningful way.

    Only 28% of British workers responding to the survey stated that their employer offers them a way to feedback and aims to take action. 

    Meetings are tough to schedule with managers with 36% of employees stating that meetings are scheduled but take a while to happen and one in ten (10%) saying that they have to push to make a meeting with their manager happen.

    More than half (52%) feel that their organisation broadcasts important updates rather than genuinely involving employees in the discussion, with 56% also feeling that the way their organisation communicates sometimes makes it difficult to respond. 

    When concerned with an announcement made by their organisation, almost half (47%) discuss it with colleagues. 

    “Demand for transparency in the workplace has created a significant gap between leaders who embrace it and leaders who stick to the ‘old ways’ for fear of unwelcome feedback. Rather than remaining blind to what people really think, leaders should seize every opportunity to understand and react, so more of their workforce will truly engage and succeed,” said Julie Chakraverty, Founder and CEO of Rungway. “Inclusive cultures are built by inclusive leaders who empower their people and are not afraid of constantly learning and improving”. 

    Rungway surveyed 2,000 Brits in employment in May 2019 on their feelings and attitudes to their workplace.

    Image by rawpixel from Pixabay

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    Stuart O'Brien

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