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.
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.
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.Access now
To help HR teams support managers more effectively, we compiled this collection of definitions, resources, and approaches to manager development.Read more
Get a sneak peek into Culture Amp’s Skills Coach – a tool that delivers micro-learnings, teaching managers how to amplify their impact.Read more
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.Listen
Rod Lacey, Head of People for North America
How can HR teams communicate more effectively with the rest of the organization? We share strategies to help in this blog post.Read more
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.Listen
Kristin Swanson, Senior Talent Development Manager
Hayley Eames, Head of Culture & Capability
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.
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.Access now
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.Learn more about Amplify
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.Read more
What are the benefits of manager training programs and how do you get started? We answer these questions and more.Read more
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".Listen
Sheela Subramanian, Senior Director of Strategic Planning and Programs
Managers have a lot of responsibilities to juggle and not enough time. Here are five tips to help managers balance development and deliverables.Read more
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.Listen
Learn how people leaders from Coles, Sunsuper, and Culture Amp empower and enable managers to shape the employee experience for the future workplaceWatch now
1-on-1 meetings are a manager’s opportunity to build engagement, morale, and trust between individual contributors and the larger organization.
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.Access now
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.Read more
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.Listen
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.Listen
Equip your managers to have meaningful conversations with direct reports that lead to closer alignment, stronger connections, and better performance.Watch