Fear of Management
Did you see the most recent Harris Interactive survey that reported that most U.S. workers do not want to be managers? Increased stress is apparently the no. 1 reason why American workers are afraid to take on more responsibility.
Fifty-one percent of the people surveyed said they don't want to become managers, and 69 percent older workers—those over the age of 64—are not interested in moving up the career ladder.
Are you surprised? Why isn't more responsibility enticing for U.S. workers?
Are leadership development programs scaring away high potentials, or maybe it's the lack of good development programs that has workers weary of taking on more responsibility?
Whatever the reason, scaring away would-be managers is a sobering reality that could have company executives scratching their heads in the not so distant future.