Bad managers and how to avoid them

Research from Gallup found that companies choose the wrong manager 82 percent of the time. It’s one of the most important decisions a company can make, yet 8 out of 10 times everyone gets it wrong.

These managers cost businesses billions each year – Worse still only 30% of people say they are engaged at work.

Here’s why this matters so much - Selecting the right manager will increase engagement that leads to;

· Higher productivity

· Better quality work

· Dramatically decreased turnover

· Less issues with theft and absenteeism

· Greater profitability

But its not as simple as hiring the right manager because good managers can go bad and bad managers can be reformed. So, what’s the real cause of these headaches at work? What separates the successful managers from the unsuccessful?

Well, simply put, its competence through formalized training - Therefore, would it surprise you to know that 70% of all UK Employers offer no management training for first time managers?

Yet managers of today will become your leaders of tomorrow - And if your company is just going out and hiring leaders instead of developing your own, you have to ask: Why?

In the big picture, an employee's relationship with his or her direct manager is the most important single factor in employee engagement. It all starts with this day-to-day, in-the-trenches relationship. If you and your manager is well equipped to do the job you'll have a productive work force that exceeds targets.

Don’t you and your managers deserve to know how to be the best you can be?

The answer to that is yes and managers know it as according to CIPD report 2018 76% of managers said they were unsatisfied with the level of training provided by their organisation.

The real question is whether people want to take the courageous step and invest in their own development with or without the support of their company? Those that have go on to succeed in different areas with proven success.

Learn how we’re supporting those people be the best they can be with our Management and Leadership workshops here.