4 Tips for Training Employees to Become Great Managers
At Assurance, we believe every employee should be viewed as future leader from the start. As a manager, you should be excited to help your employees achieve their goals. And, for technology firms, coaching and developing employees to become leaders is essential. Learning by example is also key. Keeping their best interest in mind and helping them, even when it seems they don’t need much help, may be the most important part of your job.
We’ve adapted the tips from a recent Forbes article that discusses the steps to coaching your best employees. Here are some suggestions for helping them develop professionally.
- Help them Progress
Employees who put forth extra effort and seek feedback do so because they’d eventually like to be promoted. Take adequate one-on-one time to discover what their future should look like. Once you’ve identified the employee’s goals, personalize the way you coach them based on skills and abilities they want to acquire. Your support will be a great motivational tool for their current and future roles.
- Hone their Leadership Skills
Identifying potential leaders just in case you move positions or departments will benefit everyone involved. Start challenging these employees with a large number of leadership responsibilities including mentoring new employees and leading team meetings. As these individuals develop leadership skills, they’ll become more valuable members of your team and ideal candidates for managerial roles.
- Give them New Challenges
As employees begin to master their daily work duties, they may not feel challenged in their everyday work. As a manager, this is your opportunity to make your employees more versatile. Giving them new challenges will increase their value, no just within your own company, but as a professional.
- Don’t let them Off the Hook
When employees complete a task correctly, managers often overlook the tiny things that he or she doesn’t quite nail. At the time, it doesn’t seem necessary to nitpick. Be sure the future leaders of your team are held to the same standard as everyone else, and is fully aware that there’s room for improvement. Don’t allow them to become complacent in their jobs. A one-on-one coaching session is the perfect time to bring up the area they’ve grown lax in.
Whether it’s your best employee or a new employee, individuals that you manage are likely looking to grow and be promoted. As their manager, it’s your job to ensure you do everything you can to help develop professionally, and always keep their best interest in mind. Contact an Assurance representative for guidance on employee development.
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