If you get the feeling your manager is not your biggest fan, it could be because you don't play well with others. In a recent survey, managers said they waste, on average, 18 percent of their time intervening in employee disputes. When you break it down, that comes out to be more than seven hours a week or nine weeks per year.
For the new Accountemps survey, managers were asked, "What percentage of management time is wasted resolving staff personality conflicts?" The mean response was 18 percent. If 18 percent of a manager's time is spent handling employee disputes, could that mean that 18 percent of employees' time is spent disputing?