If it were up to their workers, bosses would have a hard time keeping their jobs. New research has found that 76 percent of workers would vote their bosses out of their current role.
When it comes to replacing their bosses, though, workers were split on who would take the job. Most people (30 percent) say that they would vote for themselves to replace their boss, while 25 percent say they would vote for a colleague to replace their current manager. An additional 21 percent say that they would want a newcomer to replace their manager.
"The fact we see such a large percentage of people who would vote themselves into their boss's position shows many workers have confidence and drive, which is ultimately good for any organization," said Mary Ellen Slayter, career expert at Monster.com, which conducted the research. "However, workers who wouldn’t support their current manager should consider whether or not they are in a nurturing environment that supports their professional development and career progression."
The research, which polled 2,411 workers worldwide, revealed varying attitudes from workers around the world. Forty-six percent of workers in Mexico say they would promote themselves to be a manager. However, the research revealed that European workers were not as confident in their ability to become a manager. Just 28 percent say they would vote themselves into a managerial position. Twenty-seven percent of workers in the United States were very likely to vote to make their colleague a boss.
"If people don’t feel confident with their current leadership, they should consider alternatives, such as moving to a new group within their organization where managers have a good reputation for their leadership qualities, and failing that, explore better opportunities elsewhere outside the company," Slayter said.