What steps does your organisation take to ensure its managers have the skills required to fulfil their management role?
Is the policy to assume new managers will pick up the skills as they go along? If it is, then maybe it’s time to review the policy and think about how management games could be used to upskill your staff and improve individual, group and organisational performance.
“You’d never expect a doctor to just make it up as they go along, and similarly there is best practice in management which is a teachable, learning thing.” Paul Geddes (Direct Line Group)
There are a wider range of tools and techniques available to develop the skills and capabilities of staff. Games are consistently perceived by the participants as more interesting than traditional instruction methods and this perception leads to increased engagement and better retention of the information.
All managers, whatever their area of operation, need some essential skills. They need to be able to plan the work of their team, delegate the work to the most appropriate person, communicate the plan and other contextual information, build relationships and solve problems.
Management games provide the perfect opportunity for new managers, existing managers and those in supervisory roles to develop their management skills and their self-awareness in a safe environment. All this can be achieved in a safe environment where the dangers of real-world consequence are removed. By providing an opportunity for participants to try out ideas, before they are faced with the reality, you are building resilience for the individual and the organisation.
We have a range of package games to ensure your managers have the essential skills they need. The games can be purchased and used in-house with a member of the training team or a more experienced manager taking the facilitation role. If you do not have access to a facilitator, then please ask us for assistance.
If you are unable to find a management game that suits your requirements you might like to consider having a management game designed to meet your specific need.
If you would like to know more about experiential learning and its benefits take a look at our White Paper Experiential Learning: Why Learning by doing Builds Agile Supportive Organisations.