There may need to be more use of team building corporate events in the near future, according to a new report.
This is because the number of human resources chiefs who have blamed poor relations between line managers and staff as the main reason for grievances last year has dramatically risen, according to The State of HR: From Recession to Recovery.
The survey of senior professionals by Speechly Bircham and King's College London HRM Learning Board found that 39 per cent of them blamed this downfall in communication - a massive leap from one per cent in 2008.
Speaking to Personnel Today following the publication of the report, Stuart Woollard, managing director of King's College London HR Management Learning Board and the co-author of the study, said that grievances are best attributed to stressful working environments during the downturn.
He continued: "Management have had to be tougher, conditions are more stressful, and there are higher levels of uncertainty, so there has been deterioration between senior and line managers and the people being asked to make sacrifices."
However, Ruth Spellman, chief executive of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), underlined that aggressive and dominant management styles may be to blame for many issues outlined in the report.
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