Supervisors play a central role in the experience and actions of employees. In the BAuA project "Mental Health in the World of Work", an overview of the state of research (scoping review) on this topic was conducted. This showed that lead ership styles characterised by clear communication, supportive behaviour, respect and available feedback and participation channels, among other things, have a positive effect on health. The data from the 2018 BIBB/BAuA Employment Survey indicate that only 59 % of employees can frequently rely on the support of their supervisors, and only 33 % frequently receive praise and recognition from their manager. This means there is potential for development in this regard.
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Support and recognition by supervisors - Important factors for the well-being of employees. BIBB/BAuA-Factsheet 39
1. edition. Dortmund: Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin 2022. pages 2, PDF file, DOI: 10.21934/baua:facts20220319