The importance of effective leaders has once again been highlighted with new research showing professionals blame poor leadership for negatively impacting on their performance
When it comes to adverse impacts on an individual’s performance poor leadership has been named as the number one factor, according to the latest white paper from specialist recruitment consultancy Robert Walters.
The white paper, titled Developing High-Performing Teams to Drive Business Performance and Engagement, surveyed more than 250 hiring managers and almost 700 professionals across Australia and New Zealand on the factors that help build high-performing teams.
When asked what negatively impacted their performance most, 32% of professionals said poor leadership, followed by not having clearly defined goals and objectives, and not being adequately recognized for high performance.
The white paper also found that 80% of professionals believe poor leadership decreases trust and openness.
James Dalrymple, Director of Robert Walters in Auckland, said: “Our research shows that high-performing teams across all different levels of business have shared attributes, including clearly defined goals and objectives, recognition for good work and culture fit. Poor leadership, team conflict, undefined goals and objectives and zero recognition for good work are key drivers of disengagement, dissatisfaction and underperforming teams.”
The survey focused on four key themes related to high-performing teams, and it found that: