WHY GERMAN WORKERS NEED LESS SUPERVISION THAN AMERICAN https://www.thelocal.de/jobs/articl...-need-less-supervision-at-work-than-americans A new study has revealed that US engineering firms have one supervisor for every seven employees. In Germany the ratio is one boss for every 26 workers. What explains the difference? The study, carried out by the Hans Böckler Foundation and released earlier in April, looked at 22 engineering firms in Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the US. Each of the companies had at least 50 employees and worked with comparable technology. The results of the research showed that on average German firms had 26 employees per supervisor. In Switzerland this ratio was 13.6 to one, in the UK it was 10.3 to one, and US firms had 7.1 workers for every superior. And while the German firm with the most supervisors per employee had roughly 17 workers for every superior, the US firm with the thinnest management structure had a supervisor for every 13 employees. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!