Why Does This Keep Happening?
Here’s a great little article in the Guardian, a UK paper. It talks about one of my pet peeves: the fact that people are generally promoted into management with little, if any support in terms of coaching, training or even simple conversation about what’s required! Here’s a great paragraph from the article:
If all staff feel valued and respected, if they feel they are treated fairly, then the organisation they work for is unlikely to be characterised by bullying, harassment and discrimination. This requires managers to become more sensitive to peoples’ needs and to improve their leadership skills by gaining insight into how their behaviour affects the people they manage.
The writer of the article talks about how he and his company provide individual coaching for new managers, based on specific feedback about their strengths and growth areas.
How about your company? Is the place you work good, bad or indifferent about helping managers succeed by providing them with appropriate skills and understanding?