In­vest­ing in the for­got­ten heroes

Sup­port those who are caught in the mid­dle, Cara Jenkin re­ports

The Advertiser - Careers - - Executives -

In many cases, if th­ese mid­dle man­agers par­tic­i­pated in for­mal train­ing and devel­op­ment they would be ex­posed to new ideas and, pos­si­bly, bet­ter ways of op­er­at­ing that would en­able them to be more ef­fec­tive and spend more time work­ing on the things that really mat­ter in­stead of drown­ing in the day-to-day grind.’’

Ryan says 70 per cent of cor­po­rate learn­ing oc­curs from on-the-job ex­pe­ri­ences, tasks and prob­lem-solv­ing and 20 per cent from feed­back, men­tor­ing, coach­ing and read­ing. As such, he urges em­ploy­ers to look out­side for­mal train­ing to sup­port mid­dle man­agers.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.