Supervisor Support Critical to Employee Well-Being

According to a new survey released by the American Psychological Association, individuals without supervisor support for career development are more likely to distrust their employer and plan on leaving within the next year. In addition, this article reports that for working Americans without supervisor support, less than half (48 percent) say they are motivated to do their best at work (vs. 88 percent who report having supervisor support), 39 percent are satisfied with their job (vs. 86 percent), 16 percent say their company or organization makes them feel valued (vs. 80 percent) and 22 percent would recommend their organization as a good place to work (vs. 79 percent). The survey also found differences between how men and women view their opportunities for training and career development, with women faring worse than men. This article concludes, that “While there are many uncertainties about the future of work, research is clear that employees and organizations benefit from an emphasis on growth and development.”