If you want motivated, driven employees on board, you need good managers. But what do employees really think of their boss and what do they expect, in concrete terms? Vlerick Business School, HR service provider Attentia and media partner Jobat asked 1,746 Belgian employees these questions. It seems that things could be better. “First and foremost, employees want a boss who coaches them and helps them to become better and to advance. And that coaching role is what managers often seem to find difficult”, explains Vlerick professor Koen Dewettinck.