Part 1 - The wide angle lens.
What if you could help your mid-level managers think like your CEO? Understand your business and take decisions looking at the whole board? What would this do to their effectiveness, to their motivation and promote-ability? What could this do for your company’s growth and profitability?
This is a question we have answered for many of our clients over the years – and one we will attempt to answer for you here. Let’s start with some key benefits:
Adding a little width to their already significant depth can make your managers vastly more effective.
The next step is identifying what it is that differentiates your CEO’s thought process from that of your middle management. Your managers are specialists in vital functions, are good at their jobs and can handle their people effectively. In other words, they have significant depth in their own function. Your CEO’s wide responsibilities, on the other hand, make him acutely connected to the big picture – and his ‘big decisions’ are smarter than your managers’. Adding a little width to their already significant depth can thus make your managers vastly more effective.
But what does ‘width’ mean here? From our workshops, we have identified two major aspects – which middle managers need to know about other functions
None of these require in-depth knowledge of other functions, but rather a wide understanding of basic issues within each
Notice how – just like your CEO’s perspective – these do not require in-depth knowledge of other functions, but rather a wide understanding of key issues within each.
Our simulation-based workshops, designed separately for mid and senior management, equip your managers to think like your CEO. One of our participants summed it up quite succinctly - “A great workshop for all middle managers who aspire to take higher role and responsibility in future.” (Meenakshi Munshi, VP, Kotak mahindra).
Do contact us to find out how we can help your company.