Are your employees jumping ship and you are wondering why? There is a strong likelihood that their relationship with management has something to do with it, reveals a SOM-L’Actualité survey conducted among Quebec workers. In this context, offering free coffee or other freebies is a shot in the dark.
The survey results are striking:
- Nearly 40 % of Quebec workers surveyed have already left a job because of a bad relationship with their boss;
- 27 % of Quebec workers surveyed have already considered leaving a job because of a bad relationship with their boss.
In this study, Quebec workers also expressed their opinion on the attributes of a good or bad boss.
|THE BAD BOSS||THE GOOD BOSS|
|Is incompetent||Is familiar with his field of activity|
|Does not assume his|
|Knows where he is going|
|Acts only for his own interest||Takes care of the well-being of his|
|Does not trust his employees||Delegates and believes in his team|
|Micro-manages||Gives clear directions and |
|Does not consult his team||Listens to his team|
|Abuses his power||Treats each of his employees fairly|
|Criticizes instead of helping to |
|Professionally stimulates his|
|Only thinks of making profit||Promotes work-family balance|
|Does not listen to the needs of his |
|Creates a healthy, pleasant and |
productive work environment
|Is incapable of recognition||Recognizes the skills and the |
achievements of his employees
|Puts his stress on others||Stands tall when there is adversity|
Read the article on L’Actualité (in French only)
This online survey was conducted from March 18th to 20th 2019 among 852 French-speaking adults workers from Quebec. The sample was taken from the SOM Gold Panel, which consists exclusively of randomly recruited Internet users on landlines and cell phones; it is therefore a probability sample. The data were weighted to best reflect the characteristics of the population. The maximum margin of error for all respondents is 3.9%, 19 times out of 20.