British workers struggle to talk to their managers

Just under a quarter of British workers (24 per cent) feel there are not enough opportunities to bring up concerns to their manager as well as 32 per cent stating even when they do manage to discuss issues with their manager it does not get addressed.

This is according to research from workplace help platform, Rungway.  Just 28 per cent believe their employer actually offers them a channel to provide feedback on and implements it.

Over a third (36 per cent) of employees say that when meetings are scheduled it takes a while before they actually take place, 10 per cent also said that they really have to push for the meeting to happen.

The majority of businesses (52 per cent) simply announce updates to its workers rather than getting employees involved in the discussion.  This is made worse by the fact that 56 per cent feel the company they are working for make it hard for employees to respond to them.

Due to this feeling, 47 per cent of workers speak to a colleague when they have a concern regarding the company they work for.

Rungway surveyed 2,000 Brits in employment in May 2019 on their feelings and attitudes to their workplace.

Julie Chakraverty, founder and CEO of Rungway said:

Demand for transparency in the workplace has created a significant gap between leaders who embrace it and leaders who stick to the ‘old ways’ for fear of unwelcome feedback. Rather than remaining blind to what people really think, leaders should seize every opportunity to understand and react, so more of their workforce will truly engage and succeed. Inclusive cultures are built by inclusive leaders who empower their people and are not afraid of constantly learning and improving.

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Darius is the editor of HRreview. He has previously worked as a finance reporter for the Daily Express. He studied his journalism masters at Press Association Training and graduated from the University of York with a degree in History.