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Management Training Can Get The Most Out Of Your Managers

Mar 22, 2008
The way managers' approach managing their staff has been talked about for many years, with different styles being favoured depending on which decade it is. As a result of ever changing preferred methods and fads, management training has evolved considerably.

Whether a classroom based open course or an experiential event set in Africa helping communities build public facilities is chosen, delegates are given the opportunity to learn a great deal about management training.

Development of any kind can have great long-term lasting effects that really can make a difference. Investing in management training shows commitment to employees and gives them the tools to be successful not just in their present role at their organisation but in future roles as well. However, attending an all singing and dancing training programme is only successful if the delegates are able to transfer their learning into their working lives.

A learning and development specialist, has been designing and implementing training courses for over 20 years and states that the most important aspect of a training programme is ensuring delegates are able to transfer the learning into their work.

Kasmin Cooney, Managing Director says, 'All management training should be creative and I find incorporating elements of fun generates great levels of interaction, however the training would be pointless if it was not clear what messages and skills delegates need to learn and incorporate. One way that has been successful is to create work-based assignments, which get the delegate thinking about how their new learning can make positive impacts on their job role as well as the organisation.'

Training needs to be approached correctly. Many organisations in the past have looked for quick fix methods, which can lead to a low buy-in from employees. This in some cases has made the problem worse, as the training was seen as just going through the motions.

The best way to get buy-in is to establish exactly what is needed from the training programme and there is no better way than asking the mangers themselves. A good way of generating ideas on management aspects is through satisfaction surveys completed by all members of staff. This way a full picture is created. The survey can also act as a means of measuring the success of the training programme by comparing the survey before and after the development programme.

Overall, if done correctly training can make extremely positive changes in organisations. This is not a just a myth and is easily proven when looking at the amount spent on management training over the years. Training can really bring the most out of employees and set organisations on the route to success, and it is for these reasons why training will stay high up on the business agenda for the foreseeable future.
About the Author
Shaun Parker is a recognised business consultant. He really values the use of management training as a method of improving your sales.
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