Indian employees believe managers set good example for workplace behaviour: Study

New Delhi, Oct. 18 : An overwhelming majority of Indian workers believe their managers set a good example for behavior in the workplace, a new study has found.

The 2013 Kronos Boss's Day Survey also revealed the attributes of the best managers; employees preferred form of recognition; and the management-speak phrases that employees find the most annoying.

The conclusions were drawn in a survey commissioned by The Workforce InstituteT at Kronos Incorporated and conducted online by Harris Interactive.

The survey found that 69 percent of employees in India who have managers believe their managers set a good example in the way they behave, agreeing they are ethical, honest, collaborative, creative, empowering, innovative, dedicated, and trustworthy.

A whopping 80 percent of those employees also believe their managers adhere to those values on a regular basis.

It revealed that almost half of all Indian employees with managers, 46 percent, admitted they have complimented their manager just to get on his/her good side even when they didn't mean it.

Given the choice between a manager who is a high achiever but demanding or a manager who is nice but ineffective, 75 percent of Indian employees with managers would choose the high achiever, the survey found.

According to the survey, when asked whether they'd prefer a manager who invests in their professional development or one who invests in programs to make the work environment more fun, 56 percent chose fun while only 44 percent chose professional development.

When asked to select the three most important attributes of a good manager, honesty was the strong front runner with, 66 percent, followed by goal-oriented, 63 percent, and transparency, 46 percent.

Indian employees with managers are more irritated by any use of corporate jargon, 95 percent, than their Australian, 83 percent and American, 76 percent counterparts.

--ANI (Posted on 18-10-2013)

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