Don’t let managers start unprepared
A 2011 survey from CareerBuilder asked more than 2,480 employers and 3,910 workers to rate their company’s leaders.
Among the managers who were surveyed, 26% said they weren’t ready to become leaders when they first took the job.
A quarter of them said dealing with issues between co-workers was their biggest challenge.
Motivating team members followed as a close second.
Interestingly, 58% of the leaders said they hadn’t received any management training before becoming a manager, which suggests that many managers are under-trained.
DiSC can help
The Everything DiSC family of assessments can be the solution. First, Everything DiSC Management teaches your managers how to bring out the best in their employees. It is a research-validated online assessment with a 26-page management-specific report. Everything DiSC Management increases effectiveness using personalized learning to help managers
- develop their management styles,
- improve communication,
- and increase employee engagement.
Management-specific, personalized content creates an in-depth learning experience. Modular design and online tailoring features allow you to design a customized program that’s right for your organization.
By having your direct reports take Everything DiSC Workplace and using the Comparison Reports you will be able to understand what motivates your employees. And with DiSC you can gain a better understanding of your co-workers leading to better relationships and communication.
If you have managers moving into positions requiring a stronger leadership role, consider offering the Everything DiSC Work of Leaders assessment. Unlike the other assessments, this one not only shows the person’s styles, but also offers best practices that he or she can work towards. The profile provides concepts, vocabulary, and a model that can be used throughout your entire organization.
Need a great 360° tool to solicit feedback to provide leaders at any level of the organization? Try Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders. It is designed to take some of the sting out of the feedback and make it more easily acted upon.
Sample profiles (PDF):
Everything DiSC Management profile | Everything DiSC Management: French
Everything DiSC Work of Leaders profile: English
Everything DiSC Workplace profile: English | Everything DiSC Workplace profile: Spanish | Everything DiSC Workplace profile: French