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Unlocking the Potential of Accidental Managers

Oct 20, 2023

The Hidden Crisis of "Accidental Managers": The Urgent Need for Leadership Training

A recent study conducted by the Chartered Management Institute has revealed a concerning trend in the realm of leadership and management. The study found that a staggering 82% of managers in the United Kingdom who enter management positions have never undergone any formal management and leadership training, making them "accidental managers." Furthermore, 52% of managers do not possess any management and leadership qualifications, while a third of current managers and leaders have never received formal training. This alarming trend has far-reaching consequences for both organizations and their employees.

Ineffective managers, often a result of the lack of formal training, have a profound impact on their employees. Research indicates that employees working under ineffective managers are more likely to experience reduced motivation, lower job satisfaction, and an increased likelihood of leaving their jobs. In fact, workers who rate their managers as ineffective are 50% more likely to be planning to leave their organization within the next 12 months compared to those with effective managers.

The consequences of untrained managers extend beyond employee dissatisfaction and turnover. Organisations with a high proportion of untrained managers are more likely to face challenges such as decreased productivity, increased conflicts, and poor decision-making. Moreover, untrained managers are less equipped to inspire and lead change initiatives and are often reluctant to address bad behaviour within their teams.

The evidence is clear: there is a pressing need for leadership and management training within UK organisations. The study underscores the importance of identifying and addressing workforce knowledge and skills gaps related to management and leadership. Organisations must invest time and resources into developing competent managers to enhance their operational effectiveness and employee satisfaction.

The Chartered Management Institute's recent study has brought to light the how it is imperative for organisations to recognise the significance of investing in leadership and management development.

The path to effective leadership and management begins with formal training and qualifications. Premier Partnership are committed to helping organisations bridge the knowledge and skills gap in their management teams. By investing in management development, organisations can foster a more productive, satisfied, and stable workforce, ultimately enhancing their success in today's competitive business landscape.

As a Strategic Partner and an Approved Centre for the Chartered Institute of Management (CMI), Premier Partnership is dedicated to addressing this issue head-on.

We offer a wide range of Management Qualifications, ranging from Level 3 to Level 7, designed to equip managers with the knowledge and skills they need to excel in their roles. Our qualifications are tailored to meet the specific needs of today's organisations, providing a clear path to effective leadership and management.

To view a full list of CMI qualifications, follow this link: <CLICK HERE> and to read the CMI report <CLICK HERE>

For more information, email us at: quals@premier-partnership.co.uk 

 

Jon Knight
Marketing Coordinator

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