What makes a Manager great? As is often the case, we can look to Google for some of the answers. A couple of years ago their People Analytics team studied what makes a great manager. But before they did that, they actually tried to prove that managers don’t really matter. This exercise quickly revealed that managers did matter –groundbreaking-research

Teams with great managers were happier and more productive.

I imagine many of you, like myself, find this information groundbreaking and will probably want to share with your friends and family.

Unfortunately, research does not change behavior. If it did the world would look very different than it does today. So, what do we need to do to supplement this groundbreaking research and make sure that we can find great managers at the helm of every team in the world?

Step one will be to understand the WHY (thank you Simon Sinek) it is important. Why? Because much of the work done today is done collaboratively by teams. The team is where real production happens, where amazing ideas are born and tested, and people experience most of their work in teams. For teams to be happy and productive they MUST have great managers.

Will the WHY inspire your organization to make putting a great manager on every team be their #1 priority? Probably not…
The good news is, at the SMART Workplace it is a priority. And because it’s a priority we have taken what we know to be the behaviors that make any manager GREAT and created the SMART Manager Kickstart course.

We are offering this course free for the next 30 days because we want to get ahead of this important research.

In the SMART Manager Kickstart course you will learn about never-before-discussed secrets such as:

  • Building trust
  • Developing strong team culture
  • Communication and
  • Collaboration, along with 2 other key drivers for being a great manager.

I imagine some of these sound familiar to you, but the trouble is, these very important elements are often set aside as managers work tirelessly to complete the urgent work of the day.

I invite you to participate in this 30-minute course that will help you and your organization put the GREAT in front of your managers.