Sometimes it seems like supervisors and employees work in entirely different places. For years, researchers have known that bosses and line workers have widely varying views about things like priorities, performance ratings, morale, communication, compensation and benefits.

The result: Employees find it easy to jump ship because they’re not getting what they want from their organizations. Employers wind up offering benefits that employees don’t care about. Potentially valuable initiatives languish because managers aren’t tuned into what’s important to workers.

Here are eight areas for which recent studies have revealed major disconnects between what employees want and what their bosses think they want:

1. The value of the work.
Employees believe they contribute more to the organization than their bosses say they do. A Novations Group survey showed that managers rated their direct reports significantly lower than th...(register to read more)

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