The Management Blog
Tips & advice to help you improve your performance
Most managers we talk to are keen to discuss all aspects of talent management. Their interest is piqued when we ask questions like, ‘How do we attract the right candidates to apply for jobs at our company? What can we do to keep talented employees engaged? What are the main concerns of someone who we would class as ‘talented’?’
Many managers we talk with express their desire to manage and lead more effectively, and we often get asked ‘is there one thing that can make a real difference in the way I get results from my team?’ It’s difficult to pinpoint one aspect that would make such a difference, as management is an amalgam of disparate ideologies and components. Learn More
What exactly is a mentor in business these days? Mentoring at work is an effective way of helping people to progress further in their chosen careers. It is a partnership between two people, the mentor and the mentee. Usually, the two people work in a similar field or share similar experiences. It is a helpful relationship based upon mutual trust, respect and understanding.
Many managers tell me that they want to get closer to their staff to motivate them and keep them enthusiastic in their jobs, but they lack the social skills to determine how best to do it.
Some express the concern that they feel isolated from their teams, even though they might actually be working in the same office.
Where is the biggest challenge in business today?
Where are we least effective in combatting it?
You may be surprised that the answer to both questions is the same! The fact is that poor communication from the top down in an organisation is the biggest threat to progress and development within business.
Managers are taught that they must always listen to their staff and pay attention to what they are saying. Staff have needs and wants that we as managers need to understand and appreciate. However, there are times when we can’t be straight and direct with people (they can’t be that way with us) because we have guidelines on how we need to interact and will often fall out with people if we told them what we REALLY think! Learn More
One manager approached her Learning and Development Director and discussed with her the misgivings she had about all the training and development being offered to her team members. ‘I know we should be offering chances for people to get better and improve’ she said. ‘But what if we spend all this money on our people and then they leave?’ Learn More
According to a recent report by the World Economic Forum, it is being estimated that 57% of all jobs we have are at risk of being automated in the next five years.
Deloitte Consulting assesses seven disruptors happening today that will have a profound effect on the changes we experience and the opportunities we offer to our staff.