Becoming a manager doesn’t always require a specific qualification, however it is a great way to set you apart from other managers in similar positions. Whether you have recently been promoted into a new position or you are looking for new qualifications in management to strengthen your portfolio, this is a great route to go down.
When promoted internally, managers often struggle to transition from their old duties to their new, have difficulty making tough decisions and lack people management skills. The success of a business is often led from the front, which highlights the importance of keeping your leadership at the top of their game. When individuals are promoted like this, they often lack confidence and suffer from imposter syndrome. Regardless of the number of years of experience you have in a management role, an effective leader will always be looking to learn new skills whilst staying up to date with industry best practises.
Read more to understand 7 reasons why you should invest in developing the management skills in your business through training at Park City Consulting.
Understand your role as a manager
One of the most difficult things about being a manger comes down to understanding your role and responsibilities. Often it can be difficult to gauge your position within your team and wider organisation and how you should interact and communicate with your colleagues.
Management courses are ideal for those of you who are looking to develop a deeper understanding of your role and responsibilities as a manager, as well as taking onboard industry best practices and techniques. If you are dedicated to your management development, this is an opportunity for you to develop your leadership style and in turn, you will have professional training from industry-leading experts.
Boost team morale
When team morale gets low, it is highly detrimental not only to your employees’ motivation but to the culture and functionality of your business. Attending a management course shows your dedication to growing and developing key skills as a manager. It gives your team confidence in your abilities and shows that your door is open to anyone who needs to lean on you for support.
Management training focuses on teaching you how to boost morale in the workplace, how to identify when staff morale and well-being are low and how to address it. Developing management skills in your business is a game changer for retention, it’s a ‘win-win’ as you get to retain the manager and the team that reports to them.
Develop your change management skills
Change is inevitable, particularly in business and at the moment change is happening all around us in business. As a line manager, it is your responsibility to manage the effects of change in the workplace, so it doesn’t have a negative impact on your team. As the business evolves and employees come and go, it is crucial that you are leading effectively from the front. Management training equips you with the necessary skills and techniques to ensure you can take on changes within your business with minor disruption.
Get feedback on your performance
Attending a management course will ensure that you receive critical feedback from your tutor on your current management style and performance. This is a great opportunity for you to understand what you are doing well, and areas you want to improve as a manager. Often you will find that internal feedback is led by opinion and agenda, even though most of the time we don’t realise it. Working with a trainer in-person who is dedicated to coaching you with different management styles and techniques will give you honest feedback based on your knowledge and performance as a manager.
Improve your communication skills
Communication is at the heart of management, without good quality communication, you cannot be a successful manager. Management is often seen as a 2-way street. A successful manager will communicate with their team regularly to agree and set your expectations, targets and KPIs to ensure their team understands what they need to do – these are the fundamentals of successful project management. In return, if your colleagues can’t deliver the task, they need to feel as though they can come to you support. Open and honest communication is the key to being a successful manager and to developing trusted relationships with your team. If this is something you struggle with, management training courses go through various pointers to ensure that you are prepared.
Improve your career prospects
There is no obligation for a manager to have a certificate, background or qualification in management, but it certainly makes you more appealing to hiring managers if you do have a management qualification. If you are looking to progress into a new management role but have little experience in a managerial role and no qualifications, this is a great route to go down to strengthen your portfolio. Similarly, sending your management team on a training course shows your dedication to their career progression and supports retention.
Improve your decision-making skills
One of the most important things you do as a manager daily is make decisions, both big and small. Often managers find themselves having to make difficult decisions including resourcing, performance, restructuring and retention. Leadership training touches on specific strategies you can adopt to make these decisions more confidently, as well as discussing real-life examples where you can hear from like-minded leaders.
An effective manager will have excellent leadership skills, but this doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Part of your job as a manager is to lead from the front coach and develop and support your team. For some managers, these are skills that need to be learnt, for others, it is a skill which comes naturally. Either way, management training will sharpen your knowledge and skillset to ensure that you are performing at the top of your game, and everyone will benefit from this learning experience.
Management programmes are designed to upskill senior managers, line managers, leaders and general managers in problem-solving, project management, conflict resolution, performance management and personal development. At Park City Consulting, we run a range of management training courses including CMI Diplomas (chartered management institute), first-time manager courses and general leadership programs. This is a great opportunity for you to strengthen your workforce through the development and training of your leadership team.
Park City Consulting has trained over 100 managers through CMI training, equipping management teams with the right knowledge, confidence, behaviours and qualifications to become a better manager. We are an accredited training centre, passionate about working with individuals to develop their performance careers and taking their management skills to the next level.