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30 Reasons Employees Hate Their Managers: What Your People May Be Thinking and What You Can Do About It by Adam Snyder, Bruce L. Katcher

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Foreword

It is business’s dirty little secret. Put simply, the work environment for today’s employees, no matter the industry or location, has deteriorated badly in recent years. At the same time America’s workers are being placed under tremendous pressure to produce more in less time and with fewer resources, the traditional benefits of full-time employment are being eroded.

To a great extent, the problem is an outgrowth of management’s abdication of their longstanding responsibility to provide leadership. By the mid-1990s, we started to hear the phrase that “we’re all self-employed,” signifying that we no longer were all in this together, but rather it was every man and woman for themselves. This concept was strongly embraced by corporate leadership ...

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