British bosses

Bully-boy Tactics no longer favoured by British Bosses

UK managers are showing more empathy towards employees than ever before. For years we’ve been bombarded with bombastic British business leaders on our television screens. Alan Sugar’s TV appearances have presented us with some very no-holds-barred examples of what supposedly makes a good boss. But according to new research today about what makes a good leader, it seems the dictatorial model is on the out. The softer, more empathetic management model favoured by perhaps Theo Paphitis and Richard Branson is now seen as the key to getting the most out of employees. The survey found that since the economic downturn; over half of bosses have actively changed their leadership stance in order to be seen as part of the team. Over one third revealed they now take a more active interest in the welfa... »

British Bosses Not Getting Necessary Support

Managers missing key skills are increasing the work load for the rest of us… British bosses are burdening other workers because of gaps in their skill set. Out of the employers who acknowledged a skills gap in their managers, 57% said this failing meant an increased workload for other staff. A third of employers said this issue also made it more difficult to introduce new working practices. The same proportion noted that lack of skills led to an increase in operating costs. Research conducted by the Learning Skills Council (LSC) coincides with National Learn at Work Day and highlights a trend that could have serious consequences. Professor Cary Cooper at Lancaster University Management School has identified the lack of training in managers across the country. It is his belief that th... »