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Better line management communication needed, say 72% of workers

A new survey by Hillcroft House, a professional services company, has revealed 72 per cent of workers feel their line manager does not communicate with them effectively - not least until an appraisal is due.

The UK Management Culture of Fear report also showed that many felt they would be happy to leave their current employment, with just two per cent of respondents 'strongly agreeing' they were satisfied in their job, HR Magazine reported.

In 2008, this latter statistic was 21 per cent, showing a dramatic decrease across the last four years.

While this could be for a number of reasons, it was suggested that the quality of leadership of those in managerial positions had diminished by half between the two years, which may have led to more conflict, stress and poor working relationships within the office.

Adam Crizzle, managing director at Hillcroft House, told the magazine: "The drop in satisfaction for employees could be put down to their managers dealing with incredible amounts of stress due to the climate."

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