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We can’t keep managing______________ like this

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.

Strengthening the partnership between HR and managers

Managers need ongoing support to perform their best. HR plays a critical role in empowering managers with the tools and resources to make a meaningful impact.

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Guide

HR & Managers: The keys to a successful partnership

In a given week, a manager can serve as a delegator, a coach, a therapist, and a cheerleader. But often managers are unprepared to take on these responsibilities. This guide is designed to help HR teams build better systems that extend a manager’s ability to connect, engage, inspire, and lead. In it, we explore the changing role of managers, areas to incorporate a more human approach, and strategies for better manager development.

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Blog

Effective Managers: An HR Guide

To help HR teams support managers more effectively, we compiled this collection of definitions, resources, and approaches to manager development.

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4 coaching strategies from our Skills Coach capability

Get a sneak peek into Culture Amp’s Skills Coach – a tool that delivers micro-learnings, teaching managers how to amplify their impact.

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Podcast

Culture First Podcast: Relationships at work

In this episode, Culture Amp’s Work Culture Evangelist Damon Klotz sits down with psychotherapist and bestselling author Esther Perel to explore what makes up the fabric of work culture: relationships.

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Rod Lacey, Head of People for North America

“We’re triggering good behaviors in our managers at whatever stage they’re at.”

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Blog

How storytelling can improve HR communication

How can HR teams communicate more effectively with the rest of the organization? We share strategies to help in this blog post.

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Podcast

The LeaderLab: Difficult Conversations

Ever at a loss for what to say during a difficult conversation? In this episode, learn the High Five Statements that you can apply to any challenging conversation to move from conflict to connection.

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Kristin Swanson, Senior Talent Development Manager

“There's a continued opportunity to help the business better understand that if you truly focus your time and attention on developing your leaders, that is going to pay off in spades and performance down the road.”

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Hayley Eames, Head of Culture & Capability

“Line managers have real-time data and the tool tells them where to focus attention. They can identify one thing and put three actions against that.”

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Driving impact through coaching and development

Learning doesn’t stop when employees move up the ranks. Give managers access to ongoing coaching to support their people and drive engagement across the entire organization.

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Analyst report

Managing Better: Piercing the fog of today's uncertainty

The report explores what has gone well for managers and organizations during the pandemic and what to consider for the future. Stacia Garr from RedThread Research shares critical questions to help teams better respond to employee needs moving forward. As we approach the end of 2020, these findings will help your team lay the foundation for a happier and healthier workforce.

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Video

Amplify your impact with Culture Amp

For managers, every interaction is an opportunity to make their team more engaged. See how Culture Amp can help you empower your managers with performance insights and conversational micro-learning. Give managers the tools to make the most of every opportunity.

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Blog

Introducing Amplify: Helping your managers navigate the new world of work

We’re introducing a collection of new capabilities to equip managers to lead in today’s work environment and have a greater positive impact on their teams.

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Your most common questions about manager training answered

What are the benefits of manager training programs and how do you get started? We answer these questions and more.

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Podcast

Culture First Podcast: The Infinite Mindset

In this episode, Damon and Simon explore what an “infinite mindset organization” looks like, what makes a great leader, and how we can go from being "know-it-alls" to being "learn-it-alls".

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Sheela Subramanian, Senior Director of Strategic Planning and Programs

“We need to reimagine management and foster a culture of affiliates and coaches. In times like these, managers need to be a support system more than a task master.”

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Blog

Time management for managers

Managers have a lot of responsibilities to juggle and not enough time. Here are five tips to help managers balance development and deliverables.

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Podcast

The LeaderLab: Difficult Conversations

Do you dread conflict? Do you find yourself getting defensive rather than working towards a win-win solution? This podcast from LifeLabs Learning talks about the skill of uncovering underlying interests in a challenging conversation.

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Webinar

Amplify your managers to create better leaders

Learn how people leaders from Coles, Sunsuper, and Culture Amp empower and enable managers to shape the employee experience for the future workplace

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Unlocking the power of 1-on-1 meetings

1-on-1 meetings are a manager’s opportunity to build engagement, morale, and trust between individual contributors and the larger organization.

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Guide

A guide to 1-on-1 meetings

Download the guide to learn best practices and strategies for running more meaningful and productive 1-on-1s. BONUS: this guide includes a digital 1-on-1 template you can easily share with your managers to drive better conversations.

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Blog

How to be a better manager in this new world of work

What if we made the primary function of managers to, well... manage? In this article, we explore the current state of management, key areas to adopt a more human approach, and new strategies to help HR better enable managers.

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How to help new managers manage it all: a transition checklist

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“Why call them soft skills? They are life skills. They are what we need to be human beings. I want to revolutionize that entire phrase.”

Podcast

Culture First Podcast: The death and rebirth of soft skills

In this episode, Damon meets with Claude Silver, Chief Heart Officer at VaynerMedia and executive coach, to discuss whether soft skills need rebranding, and what HR and Marketing functions might have in common. Hint: it’s a soft skill.

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Blog

How to help managers have more impactful 1-on-1 meetings

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Podcast

The LeaderLab: The three-level playback

Mediocre leaders often talk more than they listen. Exceptional leaders understand that their rhetoric is meaningless unless they’re in sync with their team. This podcast from LifeLabs Learning talks about how leaders can develop and improve their listening skills.

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Webinar

Best practices for meaningful & productive 1-on-1 meetings

Equip your managers to have meaningful conversations with direct reports that lead to closer alignment, stronger connections, and better performance.

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