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As technology advances and competition intensifies, organisations understand the benefits of continuous training for managers. While management training does require substantial investment in time and capital, the returns can boost productivity, job fulfilment, unity, and the overall quality of work. If your organisation doesn’t have a continuous management training program in place, it is time to invest in one and take your operations to the next level.
The Basics of Continuous Management Training
While most organisations provide initial training for new managers, an alarming few understand the importance of continuous management training programs designed to keep managers engaged and equipped to tackle the latest challenges in their industry. The lack of continuous training can lead to high turnover rates, loss of competitive advantage, and missed opportunities to capitalise on the latest processes, technology, and trends. It also has a negative impact on the overall business strategy.
Talented and motivated professionals will pursue high-growth opportunities over initially higher-paying jobs with little-to-no room for advancement. With this information in mind, you should make sure your organisation offers plenty of continuous training and growth opportunities that supplement initial training, coaching and mentoring programs. You should design your programs to keep pace with the latest industry developments while also fitting your organisational goals and the personal and professional goals of your managers.
Invest in Continuous Management Training
Some organisations neglect continuous training programs due to the short-term decrease in employee productivity. However, a quick cost-benefit analysis would reveal that the long-term benefits of training would far outweigh the initial setback. Organisations are driven by highly trained and knowledgeable managers who have the power to bring about lasting success. What are the benefits of providing continuous training for managers?
1. Mitigate Weaknesses
Even the most detail-oriented managers will make mistakes. What’s important to realise is that a mistake isn’t a failure unless nothing is learned from it. A continuous training program helps managers hone their knowledge and skills and provides them with a clear picture of their strengths and weaknesses. From an organisational perspective, it also minimises weak points and saves your business time and money by avoiding repeat mistakes.
2. Improve Job Fulfilment
Managers who have access to continuous training and mentorship programs are more likely to feel valued, engaged, and loyal to your organisation. They feel accomplished when tackling new challenges and are eager to learn more and advance their careers.
3. Increase Management Performance
Which would you rather have – a stagnant organisation struggling to keep pace with industry advancements, or a forward-thinking organisation with motivated and constantly improving managers ready to tackle new challenges? A team of highly capable people can give your organisation an edge even over competitors with more resources and superior technology. Help your managers perform at the top of their industry, and your organisation will flourish.
Regardless of your industry, the answer is clear. Continuous management training benefits managers (and employers), providing them with the confidence, skills, and creativity needed to do superb work today, tomorrow, and many years down the line.
If your people are truly your most important asset it makes sense to invest in them accordingly. Gestaldt works with organisations in every industry to help leaders become more inspirational, managers more capable, front-line employees more responsive to customer needs and organisations better-equipped to meet a range of talent needs.
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