Why should employers invest more in management training?
There are many reasons as to why investment in Leadership and Management training for staff and individuals is so important, and the first of these is simply because there is no widely agreed-on skillset for management as good managers come in all shapes and sizes, and there is an assumption that everyone knows how to do it!
The basics of sound management is about clear objective setting, structured performance evaluation systems, honest and open feedback and communication. It sounds simple, but with formal training employees can ensure these basics are carried out.
Lastly and one of the most important reasons is that respected well-trained managers boost morale, and improved morale boosts retention as an employee's relationship with his or her direct manager is the most important single factor in employee engagement. We also mustn't forget that the young managers of today will become the leaders of tomorrow.