Talk to Me, Boss!

Employees want more feedback from their managers and fewer pointless meetings, according to a survey for Motivosity conducted by OnePoll.

American office workers would rather have more feedback from their managers than more money, revealed a new survey of 2,000 workers conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Motivosity that examined the vital role manager-worker relationships play in the workplace.

Employee wants more:

  • Feedback on their role: 53%
  • Money: 48%
  • Honest communication: 48%
  • Higher titles: 47%
  • Appreciation: 41%
  • Recognition: 41%
  • Frequent one-on-ones: 40%
  • Responsibilities: 38%
  • Transparency on company direction: 38%
  • Willingness to listen to their feedback/concerns: 21%

Employees want fewer:

  • Pointless meetings: 55%
  • Last-minute emergencies: 47%
  • Requests to work late/overtime: 32%
Lorri Freifeld is the editor/publisher of Training magazine, owned by Lakewood Media Group. She writes on a number of topics, including talent management, training technology, and leadership development. She spearheads two awards programs: the Training Top 100 and Emerging Training Leaders. A writer/editor for the last 29 years, she has held editing positions at a variety of publications and holds a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University.