If you ask most of the managers working today how much training they have had in basic management communications skills, you may be shocked to discover if they can even remember a single event, let alone their ability to create an appropriate list.
Heck, I ask training managers to list the management communication skills they offer/train, and I often can’t get anything. Why? Because over the past 10 years, we as a collective effort have done little to nothing to build management skills!
I read another learning expectations report the other day that said we are still focusing on building management and leadership skills in 2012. That is a bunch of bull, because as a nation, if corporate America was focusing on management development like these forecasters have been predicting for the past 5 years now, we would be nearly finished.
Instead, focusing means it is still on the wish list of most organizations and management teams. Training Managers in mid-sized and small organizations are talking the talk, but cannot seem to actually train these skills in any depth.
A fully comprehensive management training program could be reviewed, evaluated, negotiated, and implemented in 30-days start to finish. So what is preventing companies from getting these skills developed?
I’m out of answers, any thoughts out there?