New Directions in Management Development

Hirsh W, Carter A | Report 387 | Institute for Employment Studies | May 2002

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There is widespread acceptance of the importance of management development, but still much uncertainty about how it can be most effectively delivered to the diverse management population.

The temptation to cut management development in bad times is still there, and busy managers find it hard to spend time on their own learning.

This IES analysis shows that there is still a need to set clear corporate and operating unit priorities for management development. Individual managers need better information and advice to help them manage their own learning. They also need to be given the skills to act as informal coaches and mentors to others in the workplace.