DYER | We’ve all heard the expression, “People don’t leave jobs; they leave bosses.” Gallup concurs. In a recent study, Gallup found bad bosses are the number one reason employees leave. Ineffective supervisors are costing organizations turnover and productivity. Gallup found that poorly managed workgroups are an average 50 percent less productive and 44 percent less profitable than well-managed groups. Is this a surprise?
Often times, people who do well at their jobs are promoted to a management position in which they lack the skills and experience to manage. And these new managers may not even realize they are doing a poor job. These bad bosses lead to financial losses for the company and employees with low morale.
The solution to creating effective front-line managers is providing training that is focused on self-awareness, management skills, and creating employee engagement. Managers who are trained for their position have a positive impact on things like employee performance, engagement, and retention. Up to 50 percent more productive according to Gallup!
“Often times, frontline managers have worked their way up the ranks because they were great employees. But, just because you’re really great at your job, doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be a great manager. Managing requires a much different skill set,” explains Susan Riddering, vice-president of Dyer-based NorthStar360.
Riddering advises companies make training a mandatory requirement for new managers and ongoing training for current managers. “The small investment in training will pay back your organization for years to come,” she advises.
NorthStar360 offers an opportunity for local businesses to provide training to their managers coming up June 13 & 14 in Munster. This two-day seminar, “Mastering the Management Essentials” will help front-line managers and supervisors manage more effectively. It is an excellent seminar for both new and seasoned supervisors.
The program runs from 8:30am to 4:30pm both days. Registration for the 2-day session includes all materials, customized action plan, two breakfasts and one lunch. There is an early bird discount for participants who register by May 31st.