Almost a quarter (24 per cent) of the UK workforce is feeling the effects of uninspiring leaders in the workplace, according to new research by Investors in People.

The survey found that Bristol, Sheffield and Glasgow have the most uninspiring bosses with 36 per cent, 33 per cent and 31 per cent of people not motivated by their managers respectively.


But Edinburgh, London and Belfast offer the most inspiring bosses, with 82 per cent in Edinburgh and 77 per cent in London and Belfast feeling motivated by their leaders.

Despite the importance of leading from the front, over a quarter (26 per cent) of people at work do not feel motivated by their managers.

Equally, almost a quarter (24 per cent) does not feel appreciated for their hard work.

The study of 3,500 employees, conducted to identify links between staff management and business performance, portrays a shocking picture.

Nearly one third (30 per cent) of employees don’t trust their boss, which is not surprising when one in five (20 per cent) don’t believe in the importance of training their staff.

The issue is most prevalent in larger businesses (1000+ staff) where one third (33 per cent) of employees do not feel motivated by their managers.

However, the situation in small businesses (1-49 employees) does not fare much better with 29 per cent of staff feeling unmotivated by their bosses.

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