If you want to grow your business, start with your team management and culture. Trying to steer a ship that is poorly aligned in those aspects can lead to the downfall of your company. Join Kendra Prospero as she talks to the Founder of Fluid Truck, James Eberhard, about the importance of management training. Discover why you need to start hiring and training the right people so that you can develop the right company culture.

What Is Management Training?

We have worked with thousands of people who hate their job and after analyzing all the data we’ve received from them the number one reason why someone hates a job comes down to a poorly trained manager. This is one of the easiest things to fix inside of an organization if you want to improve your profitability as well as reduce turnover and improve productivity. You must train your managers to be great managers as management is a skill not an innate trait. Management training is essential to building great company culture, creating organizational success, and can help managers learn to effectively lead and manage their teams. Management training has numerous benefits, including improved communication, problem-solving skills, increased engagement, and enhanced morale. It can also help businesses develop and sustain positive relationships with team members, stakeholders, and partners.

We’ve played with all different types of training over the years and found that while there are many different types of management training available, the best is when it’s scheduled and led by an instructor. 

All management training should include the basic skills every manager needs to know: hiring and firing, giving feedback, setting goals, managing conflict, and onboarding.  The training should also have learning objectives, assessments, resources, and feedback. Learning objectives outline what is expected to be achieved through the training, and assessments help to measure progress. Resources can include printed materials, online courses, or even webinars from experienced leaders. Feedback from trainers and peers is also important to ensure that managers can apply the skills they learn during their training.

The process of management training starts with identifying current competency gaps. This helps trainers design learning objectives that address any weaknesses in the managers’ skills. Once the objectives are established, trainers should develop a plan for how the training will be implemented, focusing on the resources, assessments, and feedback mentioned above. Finally, the effectiveness of the training should be evaluated through follow-up assessments and surveys.

Management training can help managers and businesses grow, improve, and reach their goals. By implementing the right resources, assessments, and feedback, businesses can ensure their managers have the skills they need to lead successful teams.