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Investment in Management and Leadership Skills particularly for SMEs.
Equipping SME directors and managers with cutting edge management practices - the business acumen, tools and commercial best-practice expertise to grow their company’s in the most efficient manner. The impact of the decision making, strategies, approaches, plans, delegated actions and specific activities of small business senior managers, will clearly have a huge impact on how a small business functions and by extension how productive it is. What's more, the behaviours, personal style and communication methods of bosses will also either help or hinder the drive for better productivity.
How willing are they to innovate, adapt and change? Do they encourage modernisation and the adoption of technologies and are they prepared to make the necessary investment to make them a reality? How do new ideas and management practices sit alongside their gut instinct? All these factors will influence productivity. But of course it's not just company bosses and managers who influence productivity - all workers do. Team leaders, operatives and support staff can all innovate and look for better, quicker, more productive ways of doing things, and should be encouraged to do so.
Investment in the leadership and management practices to boost productivity can take a range of forms. Crucially, there are clearly personal employability benefits, as well as commercial advantages (which helps when justifying any outlay).
Leadership and management knowledge can be acquired in a range of ways. Case studies relevant to your industry can be researched online, with short videos, reports and slide decks. Professional institutions specialising in management topics also exist, where both a tailored approach can be accessed, as well as general accreditations and qualifications. Plenty of online management and leadership courses are available, as are short courses where you can learn in a cohort and gain from others' experiences. Qualifications and accreditations also exist in leadership and management topics, again tailored and customised to industry sectors. Masters degrees and MBAs are popular with senior managers and small company bosses, who aim to think more strategically and professionalise their decision making, as a means to grow their businesses.
All these options are worth considering as part of a person development plan that can really drive productivity improvements in SMEs. Additionally, many are offered as flexible study options to fit around your existing commitments
Key leadership and management skills required to drive productivity improvements are featured below
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