July 23, 2009
Survey: Workers don’t want to be the boss
Some 52 percent of U.S. workers say their company has too few skilled managers and 45 percent say the problem will get worse, a survey indicated.
The results suggest that finding and preparing the next generation of managers is emerging as a critical issue facing companies, the Randstad staffing survey said Thursday.
noto the prospect of becoming a manager, said Atlanta's Randstad, part of staffing giant Randstad Holding NV of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Increased stress is the No. 1 reason 82 percent of employees say they don't want to become managers, the survey found.
The online survey of 2,199 adult employees and 833 adult managers was conducted for Randstad by Harris Interactive March 23 to April 15. Randstad did not report the survey's margin of error and a United Press International call to Randstad Thursday was not immediately returned.