More than a quarter of managers have never had any formal training on how to manage people, a poll has found. Another survey conducted found that 26% of those who manage or supervise people at work have never had management training. A further two in five (39%) said they received management training when they first took on managerial responsibilities, and just a third (35%) said they received regular management training.
Are your managers competent to lead and manage teams in the "new normal"?
Gestaldt Management Development Programme (GMDP) help organisations build more confident and effective managers. Once you understand the core principles of management development, you can implement a customised plan that works best for your specific company needs. In this article, we discuss the purpose and importance of management development, its key principles and what our management development programme usually include.
What is a Gestaldt Management Development Programme?
Our management development programme is a process we use to create effective managers. A manager is anyone who works between the executive and entry-level employees within an organisation and who works to help those employees perform labour to ensure the company reaches its goals. It helps managers build on their existing skills to improve their ability to resolve conflict, communicate with others and recognise behaviours and accomplishments.
Our management development may take the shape of internal or external programme. A company might implement an internal management development programme by providing individual mentorship, recommendations from Gestaldt HR Consultants or certain management assignments for new or experienced managers to complete on-site. External management development include conferences, seminars, visiting subject matter experts or even university graduate programme.
Importance of our Management Development Programme
Our management development programme is important because it can help those who are new to management positions understand what the job entails and gain the soft skills and interpersonal knowledge that they may not have needed in their earlier position. It can also be important for more experienced managers because it can present new ideas in workplace management and remind managers of techniques they may have forgotten. Here are some benefits of our management development programme:
Principles of our Management Development Programme
Developing managers' knowledge, skills and abilities
Gestaldt Management Development Programme is based on the idea that there are three aspects to an employee's value: their abilities, skills and knowledge. Abilities are innate, based on the individual and vary widely. The individual is the only one who can improve their own abilities. Our development programme focus on building skills and knowledge.
Management development as a personal process
Management development depends on individuals being willing to develop their management skills. For our management development programme to be effective, the participants have to have urgency within the process and be accountable for their own progress. Our management development programme is effective because it recognises and adapts to each participant's individual skills and abilities.
Management development as a time investment
Gestaldt management development programme is a success because it works to improve skills and knowledge over the long term rather than being a short programme. Some programmes may implement this principle with regular class education sessions over a longer period of time, while other programmes may involve less or no classwork but have longer projects or check-ins with mentors. Our programme, with a longer timeline, allows participants to implement the ideas that they learn and remember the concepts better.
Management development as an organised process
An important component to our management development programme, particularly in larger companies, is an organised approach. Gestaldt management development programme provides specific objectives, paths and accomplishments for each participant rather than encouraging managers to learn individually by trial and error.
What we have included in our new Management Development Programme
The components of our new management development programme fall into two main categories: knowledge and skills. The knowledge and skills that managers need to perform well in their positions may depend on the company, so our management development programme accommodates the organisation's specific structure, industry and staff. Here are some topics that our programme cover:
Knowledge training in our management development aims to give managers the information they need to make decisions that are right for the employees and the company. This can range from large-scale information like what influences the company's market and customers to more specialised knowledge about how the employees and company relate, like policies and labour laws. Our management development programme trains participants about things like:
Skills training aims to develop specific skills that people who are new to management may not have developed through working at an entry-level position. Our management development programme instructs participants on soft skills for everyday and occasional use rather than technical skills. Here are some skills that new managers will learn: