Have you ever been a team member in the workforce and wondered: How did that team member ever become a Manager or a Lead here?
I know I have! I have also heard it in the echoing feedback from the team members directly working with these team members. In my 18 years of experience in Management roles, I've witnessed quite a bit.
The workforce is composed of dynamic and sophisticated personalities. As businesses grow, they become more complex and require a dedicated strategy and training to develop and scale correctly.
Oddly enough, while this is true and proven, some workforce environments are not handled in this way. They are thrown together through need, panic, and, worst of all, greed.
I have witnessed and consulted for organizations whose team members get promoted due to many of these WRONG reasons:
I understand, that the day to day operations of a business are not always ideal and the way we would strategically wish it to be, but the reality is that when you don't take the time to strategize these areas, you end up with people who are directly detrimental to your business.
Often these promotions leave you with Managers who lack training and knowledge of the essential Management 101 principles they need to succeed.
This decision-making process leaves organizations with an inadequate infrastructure that causes more harm than good.
The reality is that even when you are forced to make a rushed promotion, you can still do it responsibly by providing them with training on core fundamentals.
This single thought out strategy will save you grief in the areas of team conflict, employer loyalty, and will allow you to grow and develop your teams.
It's never too late to start improving on poor or impulsive decisions!
If you'd like to learn more about how to train these Managers, feel free to check out my online courses on How to Become a Manager and tune in to my upcoming podcast: The Management Science Channel! We will be featuring all taboo and dysfunctional Management topics experienced today in the real world.