Research causing shift in how employees are trained
How does your organization prepare employees to become leaders? One common path is that an employee who is a proven subject matter expert excelling in their assigned function is promoted with little to no preparation. Within a few months, many such new leaders are struggling, or even failing; a smaller percentage thrive. The cause of failure is often overlooking, or a lack of consideration for, the importance of the micro-skills required to be an effective leader. Selection decisions are based solely on the individuals’ technical skills and industry expertise. Some reasons for the above are a lack of HR succession planning, capacity building, and effective training and development.
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Article by Bill Howatt, chief of research and development, workforce productivity, Morneau Shepell.