Resignation due to a poor manager

There is an expression that people don’t leave a job, they leave a manager. According to a recent survey, more than two in five employees have left a job because of a bad manager.  This is the cost of poor management.  The survey found that 43% of workers have left a job at some point in their career because of their manager.

The findings show that the most common attributes of good managers include treating people well, listening to others, and showing respect to all staff members. The vast majority of respondents said that a good manager was important for their workplace happiness, while 38% said they have stayed in a job longer than they intended because of a good manager.

Conversely, the most commonly cited attribute of a bad manager was failure to listen. This was followed by being unapproachable, treating members of the team differently and shouting at the team.

The business cost of bad management is clear, yet too many employers simply do not take this seriously and harm their collective performance and employee wellbeing as a result.  Good management is a professional skill that requires both knowledge and practice.  121 HR Solutions regularly runs workshops for managers. Managing Poor Performance is being held in Glasgow on 25thMay. If you believe you should be investing in managers’ training, book now at

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