People Managers Are Overwhelmed
Being a people manager has always been a tough job. The challenges caused by COVID have made it even more challenging to lead and manage people. In fact, recent research of over 800 managers by our management experts found that insufficient staffing resources, constant change, and inefficient processes are the top three inhibitors to manager productivity — especially for middle managers. How can you help managers combat a lack of resources?
We know from our new manager training data that managers’ workload and level of stress has increased as people leaders strive to meet raising performance expectations with less help. But managers cannot lead, manage, and coach their teams to higher performance and engagement if they’re playing catch-up all the time.
What You Can Do to Help Managers Combat a Lack of Resources
With all of the change and disruption at work, you may not be able to solve all the problems managers face, but you can improve the situation for your customers, your employees, and your bottom line. Here are three suggestions that can help managers combat a lack of resources:
The Bottom Line
Do your managers know how to get more done with less? Is your business adjusting to the lack of talent resources and increasing customer expectations? Invest the time to make life easier for your middle manager or suffer the consequences.
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