CGK – Ultimate Software's Blog https://blog.ultimatesoftware.com Thoughts on Putting People First in the Workplace Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:52:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 Do You Need Your Manager? Surprising Research Findings – #12DaysofHCM https://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/employee-manager-relationship/ https://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/employee-manager-relationship/#respond Tue, 19 Dec 2017 11:00:54 +0000 https://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/?p=1203 You’ve heard the adage, “People don’t leave companies, they leave managers.” But what if your manager didn’t exist? In a new national survey of more than 2,000 U.S. workers, a shocking 80% said they could do their jobs without their managers. Surprisingly, employees who were managers themselves were even more likely to say this than […]

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You’ve heard the adage, “People don’t leave companies, they leave managers.” But what if your manager didn’t exist?

In a new national survey of more than 2,000 U.S. workers, a shocking 80% said they could do their jobs without their managers. Surprisingly, employees who were managers themselves were even more likely to say this than employees with no direct reports! This statistic echoes other research findings, revealing a striking disconnect between how well managers think they’re doing in their roles, and what their employees think.

Conducted by Ultimate Software and The Center for Generational Kinetics, this cross-generational study confirmed that the employee-manager relationship is the #1 driver of satisfaction at work, significantly impacting both performance and tenure. And, while the study verifies the detriments of poor workplace relationships, the good news is that employees recognize and appreciate great bosses—more than half said they’d turn down a 10% pay increase to stay with a great boss.

So, what does it all mean for today’s organizations? Tune in to our webcast on Tuesday, January 23, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time to hear Adam Rogers, Ultimate’s chief technology officer, and Jason Dorsey, president and co-founder of The Center for Generational Kinetics, discuss the surprising results of this study and effective steps managers can take to close the growing divide.

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