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Management Skills

Management skills can often be overlooked as organisations focus on “leadership”, but it is equally important to ensure teams are operationally competent and productive for a business to achieve its desired growth goals.

69% of managers are uncomfortable communicating with employees
50% of employees quit their boss, not their job
58% of managers say they didn’t receive any management training

Common Problems

Managers are responsible for making sure that things are done properly. And while leaders may bring us vision, inspiration and challenge, these things count for nothing without the efficient implementation brought by good management.

To be a great manager, you must have an extensive set of skills – from planning and delegation to communication and motivation to coaching and development to operational delivery and quality execution. Because the skill set is so wide, it’s tempting to build skills in the areas of management that you’re already comfortable with. But, for your long-term success, it’s wise to challenge yourself to improve in all areas.

A study by Investors in People found that 1 in 4 employees are unhappy at work with 49% of people citing poor management as the reason.

Apart from an obvious increase in staff turnover there are other significant impacts to a business where there is a lack of quality management.  These include unhappy employees and customers, reduced productivity, lack of motivation and increased absenteeism. In turn, this has an impact on business profits, damage to company reputation through things like low ratings on Glassdoor and in some cases leads to business failure.

Tool Kit

As we have seen, the impact of poor management skills can be significant on business performance. At Chalkhill Blue, we work with clients to tackle this head on by introducing a number of simple tools.  These include improving the quality and focus of team meetings through the LION meeting structure, ensuring employees are clear on the expectations of their roles by introducing Positional Contracts and helping team interaction and communication using True Colors Personality Profiling.

LION Meetings

True Colours

Positional Contracts

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What Our Clients Say About Us

Having helped 1000s of businesses and leadership teams, we think they’re best placed to tell you about the impact we’ve had…

We now have a clear sense of direction in terms of where we’re going, why we’re going there and what we need to do in order to achieve our goals

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MD, Care Home Group

We’re on target to achieve an 80% rise in turnover

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MD, IT Recruitment

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Director, Industrial Tapes Business

Their sensible and practical approach to what business owners see as the “big issues”, breaks down those barriers and really helps those businesses achieve their full potential

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Director, Transport Consultancy

Our business has been transformed from a family firm to a performance business, with turnover up by 100% and net profits quadrupling.

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