New research from Grovo indicates that a staggering number of managers think they lack the training necessary to be effective in their positions. According to the report, 98 percent of managers believe the managers at their organizations need more training to deal with “important issues such as professional development, conflict resolution, employee turnover, time management, and project management.” To further explore the problem, the study looked specifically at exactly how unprepared managers feel in their roles. According to the report, middle managers believed that approximately two out of every five managers were unprepared for management when they assumed their roles, and that less than half of their company’s managers were effective at their jobs. But this sentiment was also internalized; 87 percent of middle managers said they “wish they had received more management training when they first became a manager.” This data seems to confirm a widespread lack of support for incoming managers across industries, and helps to frame the negative consequences of ineffectual management, such as high rates of employee turnover and low rates of engagement.
Managers Think They Need More Training