The truth that every company faces: management can either make or break a company by the way they treat those in their care. Marcus Buckingham once said, “People don’t leave bad companies, they leave bad managers”. Food for thought for every employee with direct reports. However, it’s perhaps not a thought that is regularly assessed.
Every company strives for annual growth and large profit margins, and with that individuals are promoted into advanced roles to enable the hire of more staff and support. Yet it is important to remain objective and assess the skillsets of those being promoted into managerial roles, and perhaps even further up the company hierarchy.
Pivotal Scientific has grown exponentially in the past 3 years and thus promotions and responsibilities have been rewarded as a result. But the future of a company is only as good as the team that supports it. This promotion pattern and change of employee job descriptions is the reality of all companies, particularly smaller companies experiencing rapid growth, and what we, at Pivotal Scientific, see in the market place. It is for this reason we are very proud to be able to vouch for the superb service provided by our partner Gente Group.
Pivotal Scientific invested in the Management and Leadership Development service to better equip individuals with the all-essential work tool-kit, to enable them to function in a smarter and more harmonious manner for the betterment of the team. The most notable of these findings revolved around the individual in the managerial capacity, their work-style and then considering the needs, work-style and personality traits of their direct reports. It could be the case that many often think that they are a good Manager, but they may be basing that concept more on their own individual experience rather than the individual(s) in their care. Honest conversations between Managers and their reports, exploring what it is employees in the managers care need make for trusting, rewarding and mutually respectful relationships.
In conclusion, “Time spent understanding people is never wasted.” Outlines Cate Huston, and that certainly seems to be the key to company development and a happy work force.
“At Gente we are passionate that HR support should help to develop and add value to a business. Our goal is to help small businesses cut back on the bureaucracy and red tape involved in so many HR processes, and develop HR solutions to make a noticeable, positive impact on business performance by providing down to earth, practical thinking, commercial and results orientated HR services.
Our SME HR solution will help address the people needs of your business at an affordable rate, without sacrificing the quality. We will partner with you to help you by alleviating distractions, allowing you and your team to focus on overall business growth and strategies. We’re approachable, friendly and we invest in getting to know you and strive to provide a personal touch that is unequalled in the industry.
Like you, we know that what really makes a profitable business is the ability to attract and retain the best people. Our mantra is to “roll up our sleeves and get stuck in” operating as a seamless extension of your business, helping you to make those tough decisions, so you can focus on growing the business.
If you’re busy running and growing your business, you may not always have the time to implement consistent and effective HR procedures. Working together with us as a partner can help unleash the innovation and purpose within your business, getting the most out of your people and improving efficiency. So, whether you need some ad-hoc advice, help with a project or are looking for ongoing retained support, we can work in partnership with you to help you not only comply with the law but most importantly to create a great place to work”
For more information on Gente Group or Pivotal Scientific’s thoughts on their Leadership course, please get in touch with us today.
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