Several Workers Grade Their Boss a ‘D’ or ‘F’ in New Survey

bosstoclientNow that we’ve gotten your attention, we have to say that yes, in a new CareerBuilder survey one in seven respondents graded their bosses with a D or an F.

It’s not all doom and gloom, however since 63 percent of workers gave their boss an A or B. One-quarter of respondents gave their boss an average mark.

Grades were in sync with bosses’ communication and management styles. That is, workers who frequently interacted with their bosses ended up rating their performance higher than people who didn’t interact with their supervisor.

Here’s the kicker: communication didn’t really matter if it was in the office or remote. In fact, one-quarter of respondents revealed their boss communicates with texts or instant messaging.

Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at CareerBuilder, explained in the press release:

“Managers who interact frequently and communicate directly are more likely to have the support of their employees. The ideal form of that communication will vary from individual to individual, but everyone’s jobs get done better when expectations and roles are clearly defined. The best managers understand the triggers for their workers’ success and are able to course correct when productivity drops or conflict arises.”