Our Management Training Programmes can be tailored as in-house programmes to address specific issues within your own company.
We figure that most people who end up managing other people never really set off to do that in the first place.
As a matter of fact there have been surveys of late that verify that managers tend to fall into the role rather than choosing it as a career option.
It tends to go like this: someone applies for a job that looks very interesting; they interview well, get the job and begin their new working life. It can be anything from software developers to secretaries to telesales to marketeers, etc.
After a year or two (or in some cases after an even shorter time) management notices how good someone is at what they do and they decide to promote that person into a management role, figuring that if they were good at what they were doing already, they'd surely be good at managing others to do the same thing.
Or rather, wrong sometimes.
Sometimes what happens is that upon getting promoted all the skills that were valued before become secondary to a whole bunch of new skills the person doesn't have, in other words, skills about managing others.
It isn't exactly the Peter Principle where people are promoted to their level of incompetence. More, it's like the Oh-Gosh,-What-Do-I-Do-Now? Principle, where people are promoted because of their competency but aren't then given the training and backing they need to do the job well.
We actually think it's quite bizarre really that something so important for organisations the management of their people - is kind of left to chance. From being managed to managing can be quite a leap for people and yet time and time again, we've seen good people fail at their new roles simply because they haven't got the basic skills that would see them succeed (and succeed well) as managers.
One of these recent surveys said that half of UK workers who have left their jobs (voluntarily as opposed to being made redundant) have left because of bad managers.
And it is not surprising that the UK spends less money on management training than the UK's global competitors. Sad, but not surprising.
After all this gloomy news, the really, really good news is that management training is accessible, straight-forward and when run well, lots of fun!
At Impact Factory we have a range of training to help new and even well-experienced managers get better at their jobs: Line Management; Senior Management; Strategic Thinking; Communications Skills; Conflict Management; Facilitation and Better Meetings; Appraisals and Performance Management; Assertiveness; Customer Service.
As well as running courses, we are great to talk to and are happy to have a chat about your management training needs.
Our Management Training programmes can be tailored for first-line, middle and senior managers. They can be tailored for the newest recruits and the longest-serving managers.
The aim of our management training programmes is to re-energise people and help them become the best manager they can be with the skills to back them up.