4 Tips To Help Train Employees In Leadership and Management Skills
Developing leaders is critical to every companies growth and success. Ineffective leadership results in many organizational issues such as high turnover, on-boarding failures, burnout, team conflicts, workplace challenges and more. Leadership and management is the backbone of every company and ensuring you have strong leaders at every level of your organization will guarantee your business a bright future.
With employees getting promoted faster than ever before and taking on more responsibility within companies, it’s important that they develop critical leadership and management skills so they can succeed as a company grows. If you’re looking to further employee growth, improve performance, boost productivity, and build better teams, here are four ways you can start training employees to develop leadership and management skills in a more effective, result-driven way.
1. Increase Accessibility
Traditional training methods such as workshops and programs are becoming more inaccessible due to the demands of today’s work environments. A recent study showed the rise of remote employees has increased by 140% since 2005 and employee work schedules are busier than ever before. One way to make training easier and more flexible is to allow employees to complete training online during their own time. Additionally, instead of booking a full day of workshops, remote workers can reap the benefits of training too.
2. Determine Areas of improvement
Every employee has different strengths and weaknesses. Some employees might be excellent strategic thinkers, yet struggle with public speaking, while others might be great at optimizing their time, but lack problem solving skills. Really getting to know your employees strengths and weaknesses is crucial to helping them build their skill-set so they can reach the next level. One of the ways you can accomplish this is by assessing your employees in core skill areas and providing feedback on their results.
3. Provide 1-on-1 Instruction
Group instruction is not an effective way to train leadership and management skills. Everyone’s strengths and weaknesses, learning abilities, and leadership styles vary. Having a one-size-fits-all approach limits your ability to get the results you want for every employee; therefore, training should be tailored to their specific needs. 1-on-1 instruction gives you the ability to focus on each employees needs so they can improve and grow in a more effective, results driven way.
4. Drive Results
Every employee should have an action plan for how they can implement the skills they’ve learned. Workshops and training programs teach skills but often don’t show how these skills can be applied. Also, passive workgroup training makes it impossible to measure their results. An implementation plan ensures each employee is able to put the specific skills they’ve learned into practice and get desired results. Since each person has different strengths, weaknesses, roles and responsibilities — each implementation plan should be unique to the individual and focus on how they can take action on what they’ve learned in the first 30 days of training.
Written By Avaida Pott
Avaida is the Co-Founder of Gradmor, an online training platform for leadership and management skills. She enjoys solving some of the biggest challenges organizations face when it comes to training, employee growth and development.