Why Some Managers Don’t Motivate Employees

Why Some Managers Don’t Motivate Employees

Why Some Managers Don't Motivate EmployeesWhy Some Managers Don’t Motivate Employees

Many managers fail to give their employees credit where credit is due, and others are not good about helping their staffers advance in their careers.

Half-HeartedHalf-Hearted

Just 52% of the employees surveyed said they feel “super-engaged” at their current job.

Bad Bosses: Overlooked ContributionsBad Bosses: Overlooked Contributions

32% said their worst bosses never gave credit where credit was due.

Bad Bosses: Faint PraiseBad Bosses: Faint Praise

28% of the respondents said their worst bosses rarely gave verbal praise or support.

Bad Bosses: Without a MapBad Bosses: Without a Map

24% said their worst bosses didn’t help them navigate a road to a promotion.

The 'People' ThingThe ‘People’ Thing

60% said that, when interviewing at a new company, it’s most important to know if employees feel appreciated, and 27% want to know how the rest of their potential team members feel about their boss.

Minor ConcernsMinor Concerns

Only 5% of the respondents said they are most interested in how long it takes to get a promotion, and just 4% said they care the most about how often they’d get a raise.

Wish ListWish List

33% of respondents want to know their manager always has their back. , 22% want a clearly defined career path., 17% want regular performance feedback., 16% want a results-driven bonus structure.

Elusive AppreciationElusive Appreciation

55% of the respondents said they’d feel most disappointed if their boss never thanked them after going above and beyond to do a great job.

Best Ways to Show Appreciation for Completing a ProjectBest Ways to Show Appreciation for Completing a Project

A team outing: 36%, Small spot bonus or gift: 28%, An email expressing gratitude: 19%, Assignment to an exciting project: 14%

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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