Mid-level management staff is a critical part of any organization. They serve a dual purpose: providing leadership and supervision to those on their teams, while also sharing valuable insight and support with higher-level managers. They are a vital link in your chain of command. Any weak point at this level can have negative ramifications that affect many parts of your organization.
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Management is, essentially, the organization and coordination of the activities of a business to achieve defined objectives. Organizations that are led by effective managers will experience low turnover, maximum productivity, a high caliber of talent, and an increase in bottom-line results.
Mid-Level Management Development Challenges
You likely have programs in place to train and support new employees, especially those at the lower levels of your organization. Your mid-level managers, on the other hand, may not have access to the same level of support or training. If your company doesn’t already have systems in place to help nurture these staff members, you may not know where to start or how to best develop programs that would most benefit your managers.
How This Affects Your Business
If programs for these staff members aren’t available, they may struggle to perform at their full potential. They may also grow frustrated at their inability to grow and expand their skills.
How We Can Help
At Profiles International, we have solutions to assist you in developing your mid-level management team. These include tools to help you assess your managers’ strengths and skills, and pinpoint areas where they need support.
The Checkpoint 360°™ measures many specific job skills encompassing several universal management and leadership competencies and a variety of important skill sets. This information comes from surveys completed by staff members at a variety of levels, both below and above the mid-level managers. This information can provide revealing insights as to the individual’s management style and how they are perceived by those around them. The report also suggests strategies for improving the person’s leadership skills and performance level.
The ProfileXT® is another tool that can be very helpful in developing your mid-level managers. This assessment measures interests, behavioral tendencies and other characteristics that are vital to effective management performance.