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Monday 5 September 2011

Manager-worker relationships 'the key to success'

The determining factor in the success of any staff member's career is their relationship with their line manager, according to one expert.

Particularly when it comes to alternative working arrangements, it is vital that there is communication between the worker and the manager to ensure the staff member is happy, said Bar Huberman, employment law editor at XpertHR.

It comes after a survey by Mom Corps found that 42 per cent of working adults are willing to give up some percentage of their salary for more flexibility at work.

The survey found that working men (12 per cent) are twice as likely as working women to say they would be willing to give up more than ten per cent of their salary to receive more flexibility.

Ms Huberman noted that employees that work flexibly are among the hardest working because they are eager to repay their employers for agreeing to their requests.

However, she advised: "Where managers rely on presenteeism to monitor performance, they've really got to change their face to evaluating output and supporting employees to perform their task effectively."

She noted that some managers require a change in management style from micro-management to really trusting and having confidence in their employee, which is one of the main barriers to flexible working.

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Posted by Nikki Barrister ADNFCR-1617-ID-800719783-ADNFCR

Source: The Sales Director News

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