Encouraging Employees To Take On A Management Role




Encouraging
Employees To Take On A Management Role

 

Internally
hiring a current employee
 to become a manager will reduce your hiring
costs and shorten the hiring process. 61% of employees already think that they
could handle
their manager’s daily responsibilities
, according to Inc. With these
factors in mind, it makes sense to encourage and inspire your existing
employees to move into a management role. Here are some effective ways to do
this.

 

Keep employees
engaged

 

Just 14% of
European workers say they’re engaged at work. Managers play a big role in
keeping employees engaged. The work and tasks they give employees will either
keep them keen or bore them. Simple things such as daily or weekly goals will
keep employees focused and make them want to succeed. Managers should also give
employees more responsibility as this will prepare them for a management role
and give them a taste of their future job. It’s also a good idea to include
staff in team and business decisions. Give them the chance to voice their
opinions as this will show they’re respected and will help them get a feel for
the type of decisions managers have to make.

 

Motivate
workers to be the best they can be

 

Team Stage
reports that 10% of European workers are motivated at work. Motivated employees
are the ones most likely to succeed in a management position. But you need to
make sure you’re doing
all you can to keep them
. Giving recognition for a job well done is a must.
This will improve workers’ self-belief and encourage them to apply for a
management role when it comes up. Motivation can also come in the form of motivational
quotes and books. A daily email containing a motivational quote will give
workers a self-confidence boost. Managers could even reward hard-working
employees with books written by motivational writers like
Jim Rohn
. These books promote setting yourself up
to achieve. They also advise on how to keep your ambition and live an inspired
life. Aspiring managers will appreciate the positivity in these books. This
will then push them to be the best worker possible so that they’re recognized
and considered for senior roles that come up in the company.

 

Prioritize training

Two-thirds of
employees across the world want more on-the-job training that will enable them
to progress in their careers, according to Boston Consulting Group. A current
employee can only become a successful manager in your business if they have the
right skills and knowledge. Training a prospective new manager should be a
continuous thing. When it’s noted that there’s a gap in their knowledge,
training should be given. It’s also important to provide training in things
they’ll need as a manager, such as first aid training, organization
training, and soft skills
development
.

 

So many
employees want to progress with their current employer and become a manager.
Others may not know that this is an option. It’s your job to encourage and
inspire these workers to become managers so that your business flourishes with
the right members of staff.