People Manager, Employee Experience
Fulcrum – The People
Managers Learning Journey
Middle Managers are considered the connectors within organizations, driving agendas and responsible for everything – Business numbers, Performance, Talent, Engagement, Retention, Communication to Culture.
Due to their unique position within the hierarchy, Middle Managers are increasingly expected to not only implement initiatives driven from the top but at the same time provide direction, guidance and resources to the bottom.
Middle Managers end up facing a constant barrage of conflicting priorities, opposing agendas, and contradicting expectations constantly. And often left feeling being pulled in a million directions at the same time.
A Harvard study has found that 57% of professionals surveyed felt that development for middle management is either a high or very high priority in their organizations.
However, India research has found only 10% of middle managers feel well prepared for the challenges their business is facing. Additionally more than 50% middle managers lack competencies of even the front-line manager role.