Why you might be losing your Hockneys

If you suspect you are one of those who are inviting your Hockneys to paint your shed (see last blog!) this may help to explain.

An Institute of Leadership & Management document dropping out of some interesting research says:

“There are few other occupational areas where it would be considered normal to appoint someone to a role without any training before or immediately afterwards. The research suggests that the majority of managers receive no training before or immediately after their appointment, causing a skills gap as applicants step up to first line manager level. The research identified three key skills that were desired at all levels of management – communication, people management, and organisation and planning. Developing these skills in all employees will prepare them for management and assist them in their day-to-day work. It will improve communication with colleagues and management, help them manage suppliers and contractors, and help them organise their own workload”.

The bold highlights are mine

Source – http://www.i-l-m.com/downloads/Research_talentpipeline_july2012.pdf

of respondents say low levels of management skills are impacting on their business

of employers cite lack of internal staff capability as the biggest barrier to an effective management pipeline

of employers have a plan in place to ensure a pool of future leaders and managers

of UK employers expect managers to have received any management training prior to appointment

I don’t think I need to add anything……………………

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