Avoid Training Issues in Management Development

Management development involves constant training initiatives. How do you make sure your training does not stumble on common pitfalls?

The key is to avoid very common problems when creating formal or business unit level training initiatives. Take a look here…



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You will notice poor project management is one of the most common pitfalls.  It is easy to see this as applying to big project management plans where the process of “project management” is given.  Where the real productivity gains are obtainable is to apply project management protocols to planning team or business unit level assignments.

This process is not complicated and doe not take much time compared to the gains in productivity and performance.  Assignment level management involves the following:

  • Planning the Assignments
    • What needs to be done?
    • When does it need to be completed?
    • Who will be assigned & who can help?
    • What resources will be needed?
    • How does it need to be done?
    • What checkpoints need to be established?
  • Delegate the Assignments
    • How will the assignment be delegated with Clarity?
    • What are the skills & characteristics of the employee?
    • What possible obstacles will the employee have?
    • Who can help them if needed?
  • Manage
    • What are the standards for the project?
    • What checkpoints will be needed?
    • Are there significant milestones that must be met?
    • What is the back-up plan?

Whether your training is for a new management trainee or for a business management veteran, quality training on the skills of effective management are difference makers.

“In organisational development (OD), management effectiveness is recognized as a determinant of organisational success. Therefore investment in management development can have a direct economic benefit to the organisation. In 2004, the money spent per year per manager on management and leadership development was £1,035, an average of 6.3 days per manager...

Underlying Organization Development are humanistic values. Margulies and Raia (1972) articulated the humanistic values of OD as follows:

  1. Providing opportunities for people to function as human beings rather than as resources in the productive process. 
  2. Providing opportunities for each organization member, as well as for the organization itself, to develop to their full potential. 
  3. Seeking to increase the effectiveness of the organization in terms of all of its goals. 
  4. Attempting to create an environment in which it is possible to find exciting and challenging work. 
  5. Providing opportunities for people in organizations to influence the way in which they relate to work, the organization, and the environment.” 
  6. Treating each human being as a person with a complex set of needs, all of which are important to their work and their life.” 

Create training the right way and focus on skills that improve performance and productivity such as planning, communicating and managing projects and assignments.




Michael D. Moore is the publisher of Management By Delegation and is a veteran executive with 40+ years in the Banking and Insurance Industries. A devoted entrepreneur, using his business experience to provide resources for managers and leaders at all levels. For the last 5 years, he has built a growing web presence for helping people with personal and professional development. To learn more about these advanced concepts & join our group Click here 5 Must Have Management Skills

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