First week back at office, and I am already quickly identifying a trend that will (and is going to) cause industry wide problems throughout 2024..
There is a huge gap appearing in skilled middle management, this is only going to grow if not managed.
Many companies, promoted too quickly (and will admit that) after the pandemic in a bid to retain and attract staff. However, there are repercussions of this, and through no fault of their own employees in positions not getting the correct mentoring / support required to fulfil their job. Many are not being trained to develop their people management and financial skills to develop them into leaders.
Middle management is a vitally important aspect of your business and our industry, they are what makes the day to day operations churn, they are our future leaders & talent pipeline. As a duty of care employers have a responsibility when promoting people into higher roles level of management, that they nourish and implement a development plan to close any skill gaps required.
⚠ 𝙈𝙞𝙙𝙙𝙡𝙚 𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙙𝙧𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙪𝙘𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙨𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙠𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙪𝙘𝙘𝙚𝙚𝙙!!
Look to your middle management and their skillset, have they all the skills required to deliver the role you have appointed them too? If not, act now to develop and begin that training for the better good of your business and also the industry as a whole.
This also creates a problem within the job market, as candidates will have false expectations when applying for higher jobs. No one is a winner and it will (is) create a larger overall problem: as with higher job titles, come higher salaries expectations ….
This is a very worthwhile article for employers to read, on how to improve and develop a strong middle management team for the better good of your business, whilst improving the overall skillset and development within our industry.
𝘼𝙡𝙡 𝙤𝙛 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙘𝙝 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙖 𝙨𝙞𝙜𝙣𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙗𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙞𝙣 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙖𝙗𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙩𝙤 𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙧𝙚𝙩𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙞𝙣 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟒…. 𝙏𝙧𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙢𝙚!…