68% of managers say their top challenge is juggling managing their team with their other responsibilities.
TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - According to a survey conducted by Toronto-based Startup, SoapBox, 68% of managers say their top challenge as a people leader is juggling managing their team with their other responsibilities.
The top 5 challenges managers face
- 68% Juggling managing my team with my other responsibilities
- 14% Hitting team goals
- 11% Getting my team to collaborate with one another
- 4% Retaining my employees
- 3% Other
"Managers are the single most important driver of employee performance, engagement and happiness. We're aiming to understand the state of people leadership through the lens of one-on-ones and hope that as a result, managers reading this can build on the patterns that have proven successful for others."
- Brennan, Co-founder and CEO of SoapBox
Other key findings include
- 94% of managers are having one-on-one meetings with their team.
- 54% of managers reported using Slack as the primary tool for communicating with their team.
- 41% of managers use personal productivity tools for one-on-one meetings. 34% use pen and paper. Only 21% of managers reported using purpose-built one-on-one and team meeting software.
- 37% of managers feel the most important part of their role as a manager is keeping the team on track to achieve goals. 26% feel it's providing direct reports with growth and development opportunities and 22% feel it's to remove blockers from their team.
- Remote managers find retaining employees 6 times more challenging than on-site employees.
The State of One-on-ones report is based on data collected from over 200 people-managers across various industries, experience levels and company sizes coupled with industry research. The goal of the report is to identify the current approach to one-on-ones managers are taking.
For the full report broken down by industry, remote vs. on-site managers, experience level and organization size visit soapboxhq.com/state-of-one-on-ones-report.
SoapBox has been building apps to help managers engage their teams since 2010, with over 30,000 users in more than 30 countries.
For further information: Press contact: Shannon Maloney, [email protected]