A snapshot of useful research for L&D and workplace professionals . . .
Why read this report
Managers are key to unlocking the performance of individuals and teams. And that’s why they are a key stakeholder group for L&D teams. This report helps L&D teams understand the challenges managers face and the impact they can have if well supported.
About this research
The Chartered Management Institute surveyed 2,524 managers between 8–14 June 2023. On top of this the institute surveyed 2,018 employees with no management experience and 1,030 CMI accredited managers.
This report includes lots of data that helps understand why learning might not be having the desired impact in your organisation. If managers are key to motivating and supporting teams to learn and work more effectively then this research will help understand what stops that happening. Here are some of the stats that stood out for us:
The report shares a powerful chart (see below) that compares the extent to which effective managers spread positivity across an organisation versus ineffective managers. The differences are stark: for example, 21% of employees with an ineffective manager would recommend the organisation as a good place to work as opposed to 68% of employees with an effective manager. Theses results show the huge effect managers have on an employee’s experience of work.
Building a learning culture has been one of the top priorities for L&D teams for quite some time. This research shows that ineffective managers cause employees to feel that their company does not have a good company culture. Considering a learning culture cannot develop without a positive company culture, managers are pivotal in enabling the type of culture that can support learning. This research provides plenty of data points to reflect on with your managers and the wider organisation. There is a lot of scope to improve the quality of management and therefore the quality of employee support and development.
Report reading time: 30 minutes