Managers hold a crucial role in the office environment. They are responsible for ensuring productivity remains high and conflict is minimal.
Managers should be held to a higher standard because of their level of responsibility, but their performance is rarely given the attention it deserves. Managers are responsible for coaching but they also require coaching to improve their management capabilities.
How can business leaders work to provide coaching and tools for their management teams?
Identify to Improve
Assessments can identify specific traits about each manager that are crucial to their leadership performance. Individual assessments help managers better understand their core makeup and their natural tendencies toward leadership. Knowing what the team thinks of their leadership styles allows managers to appropriately adapt their management styles and understand areas that need improvement. The combined results enable a manager to understand how to improve their leadership qualities.
Managers should be held to a higher standard because of their level of responsibility, but their performance is rarely given the attention it deserves.
By assessing managers individually, companies determine how well each manager fits into their role as a leader. Assessments reveal in-depth, objective insight into each manager's thinking style, behavioural traits, occupational interests, and job fit in the organization. Certain behaviours or traits may incline one person to be a more effective manager over another, and assessments identify those traits. It is important that a manager's traits are strong enough to help him improve within a leadership role. If these traits do not support a leadership function, then that manager may need to be relocated to a new position.
A Team Perspective
Managers and their teams should also have the opportunity to participate in a 360-degree survey assessment. These assessments combine feedback from peers, supervisors, customers, and employees. The results can be used to develop specific leadership skills that can improve a manager's overall effectiveness. This group perspective is helpful in pinpointing what areas of leadership a manager needs to develop.
Spend Now, Save Later
These assessments are effective investments for companies seeking to focus management training and development investments, discover misaligned communication within teams, and improve issues that could inhibit productivity.
To ensure that managers are held to the highest standard, they need to be aware of how they can improve their leadership styles. Providing managers with the appropriate tools to learn about their behaviours and personalities, they can then adapt their skill sets to encompass a wider range of leadership capabilities. Continually coaching and developing managers ensures that business will continue to grow.