Happy workers are rating APS bosses highly

Commonwealth public servants are generally pretty happy with their immediate supervisors and according to the Australian Public Service Commission, this is a “key strength” of the federal bureaucracy.

Relationships between staff and their direct supervisors have a big influence on overall workplace culture and organisational efficiency, the APSC points out in a recent post on its State of the Service blog about the “encouraging” figures.

As such, the commission sees the health of these relationships as a metric that must be watched closely, especially when “things go wrong” in a workplace. In the APSC’s most recent data:

“Census respondents rated their immediate supervisors most positively on achieving results and demonstrating personal drive and integrity. Supervisors were rated marginally less positively on shaping strategic thinking and communicating with influence.”

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