CMI chief: Skilled managers offer a “reputational insurance policy”

50% of workers who rate their boss as ineffective plan to quit in the next year, a new study examining the state of UK management has found.

by Antonia Garrett Peel

A new report aims to deliver a “wake-up call” to UK plc, revealing that almost one in three people have left jobs because of a negative relationship with their manager.

The research, which comes in the wake of several high-profile workplace misconduct scandals, was carried out by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) in partnership with YouGov.

‘Taking Responsibility: Why UK plc needs better managers’ found that 82% of those entering management positions have had no proper training. This has implications for working cultures because managers with formal training are generally more comfortable calling out bad behaviour (81%), compared to those without (73%).

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