Sixty per cent of UK IT workers believe that a 'dominant' management style has negative repercussions in the workplace, according to a report by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
The survey also addressed three other common management styles, namely 'bureaucratic', 'authoritarian' and 'secretive'.
The results reveal that 24 per cent of IT workers find management 'bureaucratic', 19 per cent find it 'authoritarian' and 15 per cent find it 'secretive'.
Only five per cent of respondents said that their bosses are 'empowering', and just two per cent believe that their company is 'trusting'.
"It is an embarrassment for the IT sector that the management style of 58 per cent of companies is seen as negative by the people that know them best: their employees," said Ruth Spellman, chief executive of the CMI.
"Negativity breeds negativity and, if we are serious about pushing the UK towards economic recovery, we need more businesses that are innovative, accessible and empowering."
The CMI has published an online questionnaire to help managers understand how they are perceived by their colleagues, and to determine their strength and weaknesses.
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