Do you want employees who are self-driven, highly productive, accountable, part of a cohesive team, trustworthy, and excellent communicators? Then you need to start with great managers. The best manager can bring out many of these results in a previously mediocre employee, while an ineffective manager can squash them all in even the best employee. Gallup found that Managers account for at least 70% of variance in employee engagement scores across business units. “Performance metrics fluctuate widely and unnecessarily in most companies, in no small part from the lack of consistency in how people are managed. When a company raises employee engagement levels consistently across every business unit, everything gets better.” stated one Gallup article (3/25/14).
Shockingly, many companies do not invest in adequate training for their managers, to help them become truly great managers. Is it because there are so many great managers out there that they don’t need training? Unfortunately, other studies have found that less than 10% of managers have the talents to be great, which impacts company profits by not generating full team productivity potential. Companies lose millions by not training their managers.
What are the skills that managers need to make them great?
- They have excellent Time Management skills, and can create and manage a dynamic load of processes, tasks, and deliverables, successfully.
- They create a culture of accountability, and provide clear communication on visions and expectations, without micro-managing.
- They know how to motivate employees to keep them engaged and driven to ongoing success.
- They build trust and strong relationships in their teams, while balancing the assertiveness needed to drive results and overcome adversity.
Without developing these unique skills in its managers, a company leaves a large percent of its potential revenue on the table. With AETC’s professional development courses, you can provide access to all of the needed skills for your managers to ensure the company can reach its highest potential by generating the best results from its employees.