Norwegian top managers worse at listening to employees than before

Norwegian top managers listening less than beforeNorwegian top managers listening less than before.Photo: Carina Johansen / NTB scanpix

An increasing number of employers will not listen to criticism from their employees, according to a survey of 3,000 middle managers.
The survey was conducted by the Labour Research Institute employee organization leaders. Of the respondents said only 54 percent said their workplace is open to input when there is professional disagreement, a decrease of 10 percentage points in three years, the newspaper Dagens Næringsliv writes.
Association Chairman Jan Olav Brekke  of the Leaders declares this to be a scary development. He says that they experience negative traits in Norwegian workplaces that are undesirable, and with similarities to totalitarian ideologies.
– This is probably to do with a new class of professional managers who deliberately isolate themselves from the organization and replaces dialogue with directives. The main finding of the survey is that there is a negative trend for two- or three-way collaboration in Norwegian companies.  Input from middle managers and others  no longer  get across they way it used to do, says Brekke told DN.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today