Weekend Poll Results: How Management Changes Impact Your Job

Thanks to all who participated in my latest weekend poll. This weekend’s question:

Have changes in management ever affected your job security?

Unsurprisingly, given that many readers fill senior EA, MA and PA roles, seven out of every 10 respondents reported that management changes have impacted their job security/position.

It’s not news to those working with C-Suite or other senior executives that incoming management often like to select their own team. Read on to see what your peers had to say.

Only 26% of respondents reported that changes in management have not ever directly impacted their job security/position.

  • 70% of respondents reported that a change in management has directly impacted their job security/position at some point in time
  •  26% reported that management changes have not ever had such an impact
  •   4% selected “Other”; one respondent wrote, “Not yet, but it may during the months to come.”

I asked readers, If a change in management has impacted your career, was the outcome positive or negative? Here’s what you had to say.  

  • 42% of respondents reported that the impact was negative
  • 37% of respondents reported that the impact was positive
  • 21% of respondents selected “Other”. Some of the 21% offered comments, including the following: “Negative initially but positive after a time”, “what does‘(n)t kill you makes you stronger”, and “Both as it’s happened more than once”

I then listed a few potential outcomes of negative impacts, and asked readers to select the response that best reflected the outcome of management changes upon their job.

  • 33.5% of respondents reported that they retained their role, but the work environment declined
  • 27.5% of respondents reported that they were reassigned within the organisation, without reduction in salary
  • 13% of respondents reported that they departed the company, with a severance package
  • 13% of respondents reported that they departed the company, without a severance package
  • 13% of respondents selected “Other”; two such respondents wrote, “n/a”

On the flip side of the coin, I listed potential outcomes of positive impacts, and asked readers to select the response that best reflected the outcome of management changes upon their job.

  • 33.5% of respondents reported that they were promoted, and awarded a salary increase
  • 33.5% of respondents reported that their work environment improved
  • 33% of respondents selected “Other”, and some provided comments. One wrote, “n/a”, while another offered, “My roles and responsibilities increased but the salary did not”

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