To become a manager for the first time is a significant career milestone. The transition from being an individual contributor to a manager is both a huge responsibility and a great honour, and can be quite challenging.
Organizations usually promote star performers into the role of manager, assuming that their track record of high performance is enough to make this shift. But it is often observed that the skills that served a person as an individual may not serve him or her as a manager. Organisations fail to realize that managing people is a different ballgame and most managers are ill-prepared for the transition. As a result, a staggering amount of first-time managers under-perform in their first two years, fail to accomplish their goals and develop meaningful relationships with their people, resulting in increased performance gaps and employee turnover.
To prepare employees for the role of a manager, GRG Centre for Advanced Studies is offering a programme on ‘Management Essentials for First Time Managers’ for four days, spread over two weeks – two days per week. This programme will help first time managers to understand the expectations from their role and enable smooth transition from an individual contributor to that of a team lead.