‘’People will leave managers rather than leaving organisations because the managers are the touchpoint for individuals within the organisation, especially now with most people working remotely or in a hybrid situation.’’ – Aoife O’Brien.
Welcome back to Happier at Work! This week’s solo episode is inspired by a statistic that Aoife recently came across on LinkedIn, stating that only 28% of organisations have any leadership development programs in place.
With the revelation of this shockingly low statistic, Aoife is dedicating this episode to discussing why investment in leadership development is vital and shares thoughts and actions on what companies should be doing to enhance their leadership training to encourage the organisation’s performance. Throughout the discussion, Aoife shares personal experiences throughout her professional journey of receiving development investment at the perfect timing, working with undertrained and inexperienced managers, and receiving delayed managerial training. The main points covered include:
– Why employee development should not be overlooked.
– The negative impacts of a bad manager.
– Striking the right time for career development training.
– Understanding your role and setting clear expectations for employees.
– How to deliver effective feedback.
– Introducing accountability and responsibility at work.
– How organisations can support managers.
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