We Have Too Many Bosses

Excerpt from LinkedIn Daily Rundown published on August 24, 2018

Reorganization chart, white chalk on a blackboard, with a hand pointing at one of the boxes in the chartHave we reached peak boss? Over two-thirds of employees globally say they have to check in with more than one manager to do their jobs, The Wall Street Journal reports. All of those layers of approval can waste a lot of time. Meanwhile, bosses are spread thin, managing an average of nine direct reports, up from five in 2008. What might help? Managers can set clear goals and communicate consistently about shifting priorities. And employees can propose adjustments to inefficient processes and reclaim some of that lost time. • Here’s what people are saying.

Author: chapterpresident

I have worked in the FDA since 1990 in a variety of positions. I currently serve as chapter president of NTEU Chapter 254, representing FDA employees in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.