My manager routinely leaves questions unanswered, is secretive, misses meetings without rescheduling, and genuinely seems like she is drowning. I like her as a person, but her disorganization is glaringly obvious. How honest should I be on the surveys about her? I’m worried about retaliation.
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Be honest and start keeping evidence to back you up since surveys are not anon. Keep evidence on your U drive and not a common drive. Save everything and makes notes on your outlook calendar.
No trust and believe they ARE NOT anonymous!
As a manager myself, I see both sides. I have been through the good, the bad, and the ugly with the org over my career as an ind contributor and now manager. I can assure you the survey results that we get truly are anonymous and just speak to the overall percentage of the team for each question answered. I have a team of 6, so on my end I see 2 of 6 strongly agreed, disagreed, etc. That's as delineated as it is. I hope she/he is having regular one on ones with you. I would share your concerns during that time. Most (not all) managers are aware they are stretched thin which from experience sucks. But they should be receptive to feedback if it impacts their staff. Spending time and making time are 2 different things. If busy you have to rearrange schedules, meetings, etc to make time for your team.