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Do we still need managers? Most workers say no

Do we still need managers? Most workers say no

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GOODHIRE CEO MIKE GROSSMAN

"Often people equate being a manager with micromanaging people, and I don’t think that’s the best way to manage. People do their best work when they’re not micromanaged, and in many cases, they don’t need to have that much oversight.”

In a recent survey of 3,000 American workers conducted by GoodHire, 83% of respondents said they could do their job without a manager. That number increases to 89% for finance and insurance pro...

The best managers are people who genuinely care about the people they work with, and who report to them.

While managers are often promoted as recognition of their job performance, individual accomplishments are rarely a strong indicator of managerial abilities. In recent years, and espe...

Over time, the responsibilities of managers—and the number of workers who report to them—have skyrocketed, making it more difficult to provide that hands-on assistance.

As a result, employees are turning to their colleagues for the help and advice they would have traditionally sought from a...

Not only have managers become less of a resource to their direct reports, they’re also a primary source of toxicity in the workplace.

Atoxic corporate culture is the number one cause of employee attrition and is more than 10 times more likely to be the cause of an employee’...

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