When people are promoted to management positions for the first time, it’s vital that appropriate tools, techniques, and guidance are provided to make a successful transition from being a member of the team to leading the team.
Consider these facts:
- 50-55% of employees who move up to supervisory or managerial positions come from individual contributor roles inside the same company.
- Most people in managerial positions have had little or no management experience or training before taking on their current roles.
- The very same skills that make someone an attractive candidate for advancement become much less important once they are promoted.
- The company’s productivity and ability to retain committed employees depends largely upon the skill of its managers.
Caliper’s First-Time Managers Program is designed to help managers: understand how this new management role differs from that of an individual contributor; identify their own strengths and areas for development as they relate to four key areas of effective management; learn and practice new management skills and techniques; and develop and implement individual learning action plans to accelerate their transitions and contribute greater value to the organization.