Part-time Executive Mba From Bradford University School Of Management-tinyos

Reference-and-Education Tim Yeardley graduated from Bradford University School of Managements Part-time Executive MBA in 2008. He was sponsored by his employer at the time, HBOS, where he was .munications and Finance Manager. Since .pleting his Part-time Executive MBA, Tim has published research into management training in the UK and set up his own .pany, Mnemoysne Training. He recently returned to the School of Management to give a guest lecture. My interest in management training and my Part time Executive MBA started when I realised the UKs productivity figures were pretty poor .pared to other countries. After years spent on a farm in Lincolnshire during my teens, I wasnt really up for flogging myself for hours for little reward. Yet thats what we basically do in the UK; work the longest hours, for the least reward, in Europe. I always thought why are managers making us work so long for so little? After all, they are in charge. I wanted to get to the bottom of the problem. It took 25 years experience in UK, American and Australian management, but I realised that a key problem is that managers are poorly trained in the basic .petencies (or soft skills) for management. I didnt get any management training before being a manager (like 80% of all managers). The training I did receive I couldnt remember; it was pitched too high, with too many unrealistic models, was reactive in nature and more about problem colleagues, rather than problem managers. It was assumed that I knew the basic soft skills needed to manage people and could only really develop them through on the job experience. This sink or swim attitude towards manager training means that courses on conflict management, assertiveness training and time management are usually only attended after issues are identified at work. In order to prove what was to me the obvious link between poor management training and poor performance, I did some research into what training (those lucky enough to get it!) is given to new managers. The research paper I produced on my Part time Executive MBA, which I received international recognition for alongside notable academics and best selling authors via an Emerald Literati Excellence Award, confirmed that managers are not taught basic managerial core .petencies, even at entry level. I looked, for example, at the mention of the core management .petency of .munication in new manager courses. A third made no mention of it! In tough economic times such as these with redundancies and restructures, .munication ought to be a key skill for any new manager. The separation of management from leadership has been widely documented and argued in management literature for many years. The issue this has caused is that it is assumed that new managers do not need leadership training. I found that over half of new manager courses do not cover any leadership discussion at all. The new economy, though, demands all managers be leaders and vice versa. Why would businesses limit the capabilities of new managers by denying them access to leadership values? Research in the US found just 10% of new managers get leadership training as all the leadership training goes to the leaders! In the UK the position is equally poor. What I found most astonishing about all my findings was that the new manager training courses I looked at didnt take into account the new challenges and .petencies needed by the next generation of managers. I use the term Generation I rather than Generation Y meaning internet and I myself. Just 2% of courses actually considered the impact of todays culture on the new managers of tomorrow. This is relevant because the managers of tomorrow have grown up in a .pletely different world to their predecessors. How will those who do most of their interaction online cope in a managerial position? The management training available to them just assumes they will adapt. From my own experience and research, I believe manager training has not progressed for the past 20-25 years and needs to catch up with the core .petencies needed by new managers of today. It is still a tick box exercise and not fit for purpose. There clearly needs to be a rethink towards management training and the tools new managers need to get the job done. It must start with the basics such as awareness and setting standards and we must stop assuming that the excellent technocrat can move straight into a managerial position. Management training should be a pre-requisite of being a manager and it should be integrated into the day job, not a one-off, reactive event. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: