We’ve all heard the old adage, “employees don’t leave companies, they leave managers,” but this saying is quick to point the finger without recognizing the underlying need for better manager support. Time and time again, we’ve seen that the success of managers is one of the greatest indicators of success for an organization. Despite being asked to wear more ‘hats’ than ever, managers are underwater, short on time, and lack the support they need.
The challenges of the modern work world demand that managers master both the emotional and the logistical, the transactional, and the interpersonal. That’s not going to change, but what can change – what has to change – is the training, ongoing support, and tools we can provide managers to face these challenges.
Over the coming months, we’ll explore new ways for HR teams to support your teams by redefining what it means to be a manager. Consider this a central hub for resources to help you develop your managers, better support your employees, and ultimately inspire a ripple of change within your company.