More than half of employees feel that their boss is not competent enough to complete their job properly.
This is according to a new survey from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), which found that more than a third of respondents said they did not enjoy their job – and that their boss was responsible.
The majority of those questioned said they were regularly forced to take decisions for which they are unqualified – with many saying they felt stressed as a result.
Two out of five respondents said management behaviour directly increased their stress levels.
As many as two thirds said they had recently wanted to go to their boss for help or advice, but had felt unable to do so.
CMI chief executive Ruth Spellman said: “It is key that managers demonstrate both competence and confidence in their role if they are to make certain their teams are engaged and reaching their full potential.
“To engage employees, we need managers who are fully committed to supporting their teams to meet their organisation’s objectives.”