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Friday, December 14, 2007

IT managers blamed for making staff sick

Can agree more with this finding:
the most widely experienced management styles in the IT sector are reactive (45 percent), bureaucratic (38 percent) and authoritarian (24 percent) -- styles that can all have a negative impact on workers' morale, productivity and even health.

....those which seek to empower staff and encourage a supportive and open workplace culture -- are better for business as they can boost staff morale and productivity. ..."Where cultures are more innovative or more proactive, there's generally greater motivation in organisations."

More than a third (37 percent) of organisations that are performing well have "accessible" management teams, whereas more than half (56 percent) of declining companies display bureaucratic tendencies and a quarter have a "secretive" environment.

Bad management can also be blamed for workplaces where a "sick-note culture" exists.

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