The 3 Key Benefits of Training Managers in Your SME

Any manager can benefit from training, whether they’re an aspiring manager, a new manager, an accidental manager, or an experienced one. Every workplace is different, and managing people and situations amid a backdrop of constant change will present challenges you’ve never faced before. That’s why managers need the right skills and tools at their disposal. Here are my thoughts on the 3 key benefits of training managers.

Why Train Managers?

First things first, here’s why it’s important for businesses to invest in training managers.

It’s Essential for Employee Engagement

As a manager, you’re ‘in the trenches with your team members. Your relationship with them can either make or break employee engagement. Engaged teams are more harmonious and productive. Disengaged employees can really harm a business.

Nobody Knows Exactly How to ‘Do Management’

Ask 10 people what they think the essential skills are for managers. You’ll probably get similar answers but they’ll still vary. Nobody is a natural manager. Skillsets have to be developed and trial and error is part of the process. That’s why training managers is so important.

Many Businesses Forget the Middle

Many businesses focus on training their leaders at the very top, but what about their middle managers, or those who are just starting off? This is often where training is most needed to help managers get to grips with things.

It Raises Standards

Good managers are good for business. Bad managers can damage morale, productivity, and the bottom line. Training managers in essential skills ensures that there’s some consistency across the business.

It Helps with Staff Retention

Skilled and respected managers improve productivity and morale. They make a business a good place to work and as a result, good team members stay.

The 3 Key Benefits of Training Managers

So we’ve looked at the benefits that training managers have for a business. Now let’s look at some key ways that managers themselves benefit.

It Improves Their Communication Skills

Good communication skills are the foundation of better management. The ability to listen and communicate openly, honestly, and compassionately builds trust and better working relationships. Managers who learn the art of communication will find it far easier to influence team members and inspire them to go the extra mile.

It Helps Managers ‘Do Change’ Better

The ability to navigate change and take teams through it with you has never been a more important skill for a manager to have. Management training can help managers guide their teams through change as well as teaching them how to adapt, plan, monitor, and implement actions.

Training Improves Decision-Making

As a manager, you need to make decisions effectively and efficiently. Imagine how transformative training managers on what makes a good decision could be. Not to mention the impact of involving others, being aware of their own biases, and knowing how to use decision-making tools for the best results.

Training Managers: Where Do I Start?

No matter where managers are in their journey, there’s always more to learn. Whether it’s learning how to handle difficult conversations, getting the best out of their team, or knowing how to grow and develop themselves.

I spent 30+ years in operational management, and in that time, I’ve picked up so much knowledge and wisdom. Now I want to share that with other managers.

That’s what lead me to create The Manager’s Academy, a 3-month roadmap to management success.

Every month, you’ll get tips, online videos, training, templates, and support that is the secret sauce to better management.

As well as all that, you’ll get:

A Monthly surgery to discuss team issues;

Invaluable online learning and one LIVE virtual training session per month;

Access to an online community for support and a safe space.

All are designed to make your life as a manager calmer, smoother, and easier. Want to find out more about joining my monthly membership and all the amazing benefits that come with it? Visit

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