Think back to your first management experience. Did you set clear expectations with your team? Were you an all-star communicator? Did you appreciate the value of delegation? Probably not. And neither did I.
But we know that figuring out how to help new managers navigate these common pitfalls is on just about every executive’s mind today. In fact, Deloitte research shows that nearly 90% of companies say finding and developing strong leaders is an urgent challenge—and they’re investing billions in learning and development to make it happen.
Unfortunately, most first-time manager development misses the mark.
According to our Good Manager, Bad Manager research report, conducted with Wakefield Research, most management development efforts fall short in a few key ways:
- It doesn’t come quickly enough: We found that 87% of middle managers wish they received more opportunities for learning right when they took the new role.
- It’s not effective: Three-quarters said their learning experiences were too long to remember and apply in the context of daily work, and 1 in 3 told us there was little to no follow-up to make sure the learning stuck.
- It’s not engaging: On top of that, 92% of our respondents said the content they received wasn’t all that interesting.
The good news: Our brand new First-Time Manager Microlearning® Program is here to help.
Armed with the latest management research and learning science, Grovo set out to build the first program for new managers that’s actually relevant to the challenges they face day-to-day. What emerged is an engaging, comprehensive Microlearning® program that teaches the behaviors new managers need to perform their best. Instead of platitudes and competency mapping, we’re offering 200 action-oriented, emotionally compelling lessons designed by learning experts to make an immediate impact on your people. Click the image below to get a sneak peek at the content:
The program aligns to critical “firsts” for new managers. Our lessons cover:
- Fundamentals of Management
- Hiring & Onboarding
- Performance Management
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Change Management
- Finance & Budgeting
- Delegating & Coaching
- Career Development
- Problem Solving
Each topic contains an average of 15 to 20 lessons, and true to our Microlearning® method, each lesson contains memorable stories, interactive challenges, and rich multimedia to make these essential teachings stick. And, at under 5 minutes each and completely self-paced, these lessons make it possible for even the busiest manager to gradually build their skills, reinforce what they learn along the way, and get progressively better at managing.
Experience is the best teacher. But a clear roadmap is a close second.
When it comes to learning how to manage others, just like in real life, experience is the best teacher. But having a clear set of tools and guiding principles can make the journey so much more rewarding. And that’s just what Grovo’s First-Time Manager Microlearning® Program is designed to do.
Not a Grovo user, but interested in rolling out a more programmatic approach to developing your first-time managers? Get in touch with one of our learning specialists.