Fewer than one-third of employees in the U.S. are engaged in their work, and a recent study links that low number directly to managers.
Gallup’s latest study surveyed over 7,000 employees to examine how their managers’ behavior impacts engagement, and ultimately, whether or not workers jump ship.
The study found that bad managers have a huge effect on retention and engagement. Fifty percent of employees said they left their jobs because of their managers, and 70% reported managers are responsible for how engaged they feel at work.
Gallup went more in-depth and had respondents identify which manager behaviors made them