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Most Canadian workers like their boss

New research from a staffing firm finds most workers are happy with their bosses.

More than two in five respondents feel their manager is a good leader, and more than one-quarter consider their boss a mentor and friend.

However, about one in five give their manager poor reviews.

15 per cent said their supervisor is a micromanager and 13 per cent went as far as saying he or she is incompetent.

“It’s important that managers recognize the impact of their role as leaders in establishing positive work relationships, and supporting the satisfaction, performance and engagement of their employees,” said Koula Vasilopoulos, a district president for OfficeTeam. “Successful leaders are those who take an active interest in their staff’s professional development and career growth, and encourage greater autonomy over projects, to inspire increased confidence, productivity and overall commitment to the business.”

The survey was developed by OfficeTeam and conducted by an independent research firm. It includes responses from more than 570 workers 18 years of age or older and employed in office environments in Canada.