News of slowing growth, cost increases, layoffs and hiring freezes are dominating global headlines. This means businesses are being forced to achieve more with fewer people.
How can organisations best leverage existing talent as they navigate uncertain waters?
For many, the answer is to double-down on strengthening the capabilities of middle managers. The role of a manager is to make their direct reports more effective. In the current climate of tight resources, middle-managers offer the most potential to be multipliers.
We analyzed data on the skills of thousands of managers across experience levels that have been enrolled in our Global Business Skills course over the last 3 ½ years to understand:
Three aspects stood out:
To help managers navigate disruptive times, companies need a clear understanding of the skills that offer the most impact and then, invest in enabling these. Skills such as how to be open to change, turn setbacks into learning opportunities, listen actively, communicate effectively and persuasively & take decisions confidently.
To see how clients such as PwC, DB Schenker and Kuok Group use our products to build better managers talk to us.