Most of our clients agree that management development programs are an art – hard to get right, but sublimely beautiful when they hit the mark. So how do you ensure these programs, which consume your company’s most valuable resource – your top management’s time – are effective time after time?One oft-ignored ingredient is pre-work. We found that expert pre-work can help your managers’ prepare better for the intervention, acknowledge its seriousness, link its insight back to their business and diligently implement their learning.
Top management involvement is a vital part of an intervention’s success. A push from top management in the pre-work stage ensures:
Individual input, covering each participant is the second half of the pre-work equation. Typically, a good pre-work team takes inputs from:
A 2-level pre-work plan will help you better target your programs (and its participants). It will also ensure results (and satisfaction) at all levels – the C-suite decision makers driving the program, reporting managers hoping to address pressing concerns, and participants looking for a relevant, interesting intervention that helps them get better at their jobs.