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Manager effectiveness highest in Indian cos: Study

business Updated: Dec 13, 2009 13:51 IST
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Highlighting the influence of managers on the performance of an organisation's staff, Indian employees have reported the highest levels of manager effectiveness as compared to their peers globally.

According to a study by the research arm of global HR solutions provider Kenexa, an immediate manager has more influence on the employees beyond their role as delegator, evaluator and motivator.

"Employees in India report the highest levels of manager effectiveness," the report stated.

The study results revealed that as much as 68 per cent of subordinate employees in India rate their managers as effective as compared to the global rating of 60 per cent.

Employees in Brazil (61 per cent) report the second highest ratings of managerial effectiveness, followed by those in the United States (60 per cent), Russia (57 per cent), Canada (56 per cent) and China (53 per cent).

Meanwhile, workers in France (41 per cent) reported the lowest ratings for manager effectiveness, the study said.

Employees' evaluation of their managers are driven by the extent to which the manager displays the fundamentals of managerial competence: doing a good job at managing the team’s work and the team itself, and being perceived as a leader.

"For employees in India, an effective manager provides useful feedback, evaluates employees' performance fairly, provides a sense of a promising future and practices open, two-way communication," the report stated.