According to Gallup, 82% of employees that bear the title of ‘manager’ are not up to their job.
For most employees that strive to gain the addition of manager to their job title finally reaching that moment can be a proud one. The title helps to convey status, success and at times, power.
So, it is quite discerning to know that over 80% of managers under-perform, and here are some of the reasons why:
- Shying away from conflict within the team and not being able to stand their ground
- Having ‘favourites’ within the team
- Concealing the truth and having a lack of transparency within the team
- Other under-performing staff are not held responsible for their actions
- Failure to make decisions or decisions based on the benefit on the business
Gallup also claim that only 10% of managers possess the right characteristics for their role but they contribute to around 48% higher profit for their employers than the average manager. Even though this 10% possess the right characteristics to be a top performer, the vast majority of managers suffer from one or more of the above traits.
So, the next time your best sales person asks if they can add ‘manager’ to their title, make sure it is the right decision otherwise your best sales person could become your worst manager.