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Which type of manager are you?

Glenys Barton

Keeping your employees’ skills up to date is essential in these times of perpetual change. Your success in achieving that goal will depend on how you tackle it, according to a recent Harvard Business Review analysis.

It used to be that a single annual review for each employee was considered enough to ensure an individual’s effective growth. Today’s modern executives are expected to be on the ball to respond with feedback, encouragement or instruction for employees, as and when the need arises.

That’s easier said than done when managers are already under pressure and short of time. In reality, while HR leaders surveyed wanted managers to spend 36% of their days cultivating their team members’ skills, the real proportion spent is just 9%.

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