Shock, Horror – Management Training Works!

Shock, Horror – Management Training Works!
25 May 2012 John Moore

After Nearly Two Years & a Project Literally Involving Almost 2000 People Across Europe, We Can Confirm that Management Training Works!

This is just one of the many conclusions of a unique, large-scale study of the skills of managers in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK, Lithuania, Romania, Greece, Ireland and Slovenia.

Project Director, Michelle Moore, commented, “I know as a specialist management training and development organisation we might say this, but we didn’t.  It was the people who know their managers the best, the people who work with them day in day out, their line managers, colleagues and team members.”

Over 300 managers from SMEs took part in a management skills assessment using a 360 degree assessment and feedback system called Perspectives 360. In addition to completing a self assessment, they were assessed by 5 – 10 other people resulting in a detailed skills report including a set of personal development actions.

Over the coming months, the Perspectives 360 Partners will be releasing a series of management skills benchmark reports: one for each country plus an aggregate report comparing all of the countries. The first of these reports about the United Kingdom will be available in mid June. Anyone wanting to reserve a copy should contact James Dillon.

“Whilst I do not think there are too many surprises, there is certainly food for thought. For instance, why do managers employed in businesses employing 50 – 99 employees score lower than both larger and smaller businesses? Why do directors of small businesses score less than most other management groups? And why do managers who have completed training in performance management score higher in most management skills than managers who have not had any training?” continued Michelle.

The answers to these questions and many more will be the subject of a conference taking place on Wednesday 5 September at the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). The conference will be exploring several themes including how management training can help to create and support the development of High Growth Companies.

“This is a really important conference which will be looking at the results and impact of two major European projects, Perspectives 360 and The High Growth Coach and hopefully inspiring business leaders to implement plans for growth” added Michelle.  “Already we have had confirmation of some really interesting speakers as well confirmation of delegates from across Europe.”

For further information about this conference contact Ashleigh Oakes.

John Moore has over 20 years experience of training and developing Managers, Coaches, Consultants and businesses. As Managing Director of Exponential Training, John researches, speaks, blogs and writes about how to improve performance. He also designs and delivers engaging, fun and interactive learning programmes. John is a Fellow Chartered Manager and has worked with managers and organisations in over 20 different countries.

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