In today's international economy with its rapidly changing environment, any business that isn't investing in professional development courses will fall behind. By funding management training and development, employees who are the ones that produce, refine, protect, deliver and manage your products or services will be better equipped. It is also an opportunity to single out those who are ready for the next level and possibly move them into a management or leadership role.
Read more on the importance of employee development programs.
Difficult people in the workplace can include everyone from aggressive clients or customers to abrupt or discourteous employers or employees. There are also those who are just competing with you and seem to do whatever it takes undermine you and make you look incompetent. Is there an effective way in which managers can deal with these people?
One way that managers have found to be effective is by combining possible strategies and professional development courses, including how to manage people.
Read more: How to handle difficult people, CEO's Desk, The CEO Institute Blog.
When undertaking performance reviews, managers often are not prepared. They usually don’t have the correct training which is why continuing management development programs are important, and they usually feel that the time is wasted. The other side feels negative about them, as well. People usually don’t like appraisals of any sort – especially when it comes to their pay cheque! Also, most employees feel that it usually comes down to what your relationship with your manager is like.