Managers play a crucial role in employees’ learning. They are the people that determine the day-to-day schedule of employees as well as holding responsibility for developing and nurturing their skills and capabilities, and inspiring their performance.
But research shows that despite considerable investment in management training in both the public and private sectors, much of the skill base of managers remains unimproved according to those who work for them. One poll even showed that people would rather suffer a bad hangover than sit through a performance discussion with their boss!
Given the need for organisations to have people who are motivated, enabled and inspired to learn and perform, the consequences of managers with poor skills are enormous. Yet, management, like riding a bike, is best learned in the saddle. The experiential and informal learning that takes place on a manager’s journey is what really counts as they become proficient. Imagine if you could collapse that required experience into a shorter period of time, make the learning curve steep, but not too steep, and also provide a mechanism to ensure they get the learning they need from their experience? People Alchemy provides solutions to drive this increased performance from your managers.