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UK businesses are being impacted by poor leaders

New research from Canada Life Group Insurance highlights poor leadership is damaging workers’ performance in UK businesses with 81% of UK employees reporting they don’t feel empowered, supported or motivated by their manager or boss.

The internal survey asked 1000 employees their views and showed that trust in leadership teams is low.

The UK is falling behind the average in productivity compared to the other six members of the G7 group of nations. Productivity remains a major economic and business issue and the UK seems to perform 15% lower according to the survey.

Staff who feel their productivity is being negatively impacted at work blame a negative working environment, poor management and lack of recognition as the main disruptions.

Track works with organisations using bespoke 360 Degree Feedback to communicate and embed the organisation’s values, help managers to have better conversations with their teams and thus improve performance and employee engagement.

 “employees feel they are being productive at work, the clear disconnect between business leaders and workers is alarming. It is evident that many UK businesses need to do more to support and appreciate their staff, whether through simple remedies such as better communication of their organisation’s values, or company wide initiatives like redefining employee management and engagement practices.” Paul Avis, Marketing Director of Canada Life Group comments.