Stat of the day: 70%

The percentage of workers who think they can do better than their boss

by Elizabeth Anderson
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013
Workers in Britain are the most likely to be critical of their managers, according to a survey of workers worldwide. Some 70% of employees in Britain said they could do a better job than their boss – making British workers the most critical of the 9,000 questioned across 52 countries. In the research by recruitment firm Monster.co.uk, 41% even go as far as calling them ‘totally incompetent.’

But workers worldwide are also reluctant to heap on the praise, with just 15% describing their boss as ‘brilliant’ and 1 in 3 saying their managers were totally incompetent. So much for team spirit…

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