Here are three interesting Harris Poll statistics from an HBR article The Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders
by Lou Solomon.
- Complaint 3: 52% of U.S. workers say leaders do not make the time to meet with them
- Complaint 4: 51% of U.S. workers say leaders refuse to talk subordinates
- Complaint 7: 36% of U.S. workers say leaders don't know employees names
It's not too surprising that employee engagement
is such a big issue with less than one-third of Americans are engaged in their jobs
Leaders need to talk more with their people.
This all adds weight to my thinking on conversational leadership