New research has found that more than a third of line managers may not have been given adequate training for the role, freshbusinessthinking.com reports.
Figures released by the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) showed that as many as 36 per cent of line managers had received no training for their role whatsoever. Not only that, the same figure reported that effective people management often had to be substituted in favour of more immediate, task-based roles.
Similarly, 24 per cent of managers quizzed by the CIPD reported that they often face situations where the needs of their business must be favoured above those of team members. Whilst this solves business issues immediately, the CIPD noted that it could also damage working relationships and lessen the chance of workers putting in big performances.
Elsewhere, the study found that 28 per cent of companies had taken no action whatsoever when feedback on poor management had been reported.
Commenting, research associate at CIPD, Ksenia Zheltoukova, told business-money.com how the figures should act as a “wake up call” for business managers and those running a franchise agreement to invest more time, money and effort into managerial training. This could then encourage employees to work to the best of their ability and even boost bottom line figures.
“We hear organisations lament the lack and quality of leaders, but we aren’t seeing evidence of their commitment to drive good leadership and management practices,” Zheltoukova added.
“For 29 per cent of managers in the CIPD survey, ‘other priorities’ stand in the way of ensuring that the interests of the team members are supported, raising questions about the priorities that managers – and the organisations – attach to the wellbeing of their staff.”