March 2021
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Fine-Tuning Manager Development

Monday, March 1, 2021

Dedication to training
2/3 of companies have increased or maintained the amount of manager development training.

Time devoted to manager development 
36% Higher volume	
31% Similar volume as pre-pandemic		
26% Lower volume	
7% No training during the pandemic		  

Central training elements 
Coaching (60%)
Motivating the team (45%) 
Evaluating performance and delivering reviews (40%)

Size and focus
Small organizations (annual revenue below $2 billion): focus manager development on communication skills, evaluating performance and delivering reviews, and time management 

Larger organizations (over $2 billion annual revenue): focus on coaching, diversity and avoiding bias, and motivating the team 

Source: The State of Manager Development: A Fall 2020 Survey of Learning & Development Leaders, Varna Group, October 2020

About the Author

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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