“The single biggest decision you make in your job--bigger than all the rest is who you name manager. When you name the wrong person manager, nothing fixes that bad decision. Not compensation, not benefits—nothing”
Gallup CEO Jim Clifton
One of the most overlooked aspects in many organisations is the importance of great people management skills.
Selection of managers is typically based on professional experience and qualifications, technical knowledge and past achievements. Part of the reason for this is because it’s not understood how influential a manager is on his or her employees – and how much that in turn influences their performance and the business outcomes. As a result people management skills are hugely underestimated and rarely taught in the workplace or in business schools.
Great people managers are one of the biggest untapped resources for gaining superior performance, employee passion and financial health.
The direct manager is the single biggest influence on the quality of work life for the people they manage.
People flourish when championed by a manager who puts their needs as high priority. They thrive, the manager succeeds and the business excels.
Our training develops managers in the specifics of what makes people flourish. It gets to the heart of human motivation and needs – the aspects seldom explored in most workplace training.