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Senior Managers under Fire in Communication Shortfall

Academic journal article Manager

Senior Managers under Fire in Communication Shortfall

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Two-thirds of employees admit they fail to understand their company's vision says development company European Leaders.

In their latest survey, only 18% of respondents viewed their organisation as a good company to work for and only 36% would admit that they work to their full potential, But there is a light at the end of the tunnel, as 64% of respondents said that they could, and would, work much more efficiently with better motivation...

Statistics aside, the numbers here paint a grim picture of companies throughout Europe suffering from an internal communications struggle. Where employee engagement is at an all time low and management teams are failing to understand their teams, or have the time, to motivate and encourage them.

In a recession damaged economy - where departments are smaller, salaries are frozen, training and development budgets are empty and a proper lunch break is a thing of the past - work loads, working standards and quality of service have expected to remain the same. So it is no surprise that Britain's management work ethic has been a sore subject in the press over couple of months. Especially after Indian tycoon; Ratan Tata spoke out about manager's unwillingness to 'go that extra mile' in a London Times interview back in May:

"It's a work ethic issue," Mr Tata said. "In my experience, in both Corus and JLR [Jaguar Land Rover], nobody is willing to go the extra mile, nobody. …

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