Can You Do a Better Job than Your Boss?

Have you ever thought you could do your boss’s job better? If so, you are not alone. New research from PeoplePerHour shows that four in ten working Brits say they would run the business they work in better than their current managers.

53% of those surveyed said they were disengaged with their work, or put more simply, dislike their jobs. Not getting along with their boss (33%), feeling undervalued (20%) and underpaid (32%) were factors attributed to the discontent in their current roles.

The key offences bosses commit included overuse of corporate speak, using terms such as ‘blue sky thinking’(21%) , micromanaging (20%) changing deadlines (18%) and the endless meetings (14%)

The research also revealed that more workers are looking to start their own small business. 47% of employees are looking to either go it alone as soon as they can or would like to accomplish this at some stage in the future.

Xenios Thrasyvoulou of PeoplePerHour comments “It would seem Britain is a nation of business leaders in waiting – nearly 40% of Brits are frustrated in their current roles, believing that they could do a better job than their boss.

“In a struggling economy, it is not as easy to find another job as it used to be. British ambition is high, and employees are coming out of the shadows and want to take control. If people feel they could do a better job than their boss, they should be encouraged to follow their dreams and become their own boss.”

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By Jörgen Sundberg

Founder of Undercover Recruiter & CEO of Link Humans, home of The Employer Brand Index.