Chapter 5: Subtleties of Managing People
Often, people skills are learned on the job, forgetting or ignoring the science behind the building and maintaining of relationships in order to secure worker performance.
We discuss the linear feed-forward model of employee performance that starts with the job the employee does. If the work, the working conditions and the culture that the manager has organised are right, the employee will commit to the firm.
Managers need to learn how to use emotions and we share a model that allows managers to understand and direct emotions. We finish with a review of how groups form and come together to get things done.
What is Exevid: All About Management
Exevid – ‘from evidence’- is a concept whereby there is no ‘best practice’, only management practice that is right for the firm’s situation and that is supported by evidence from research and experience. The material is taken from our book, Because Your People Matter: a playbook for management excellence.
All About Management is a 30-minute presentation giving an overview of one aspect of management. It’s followed by some time for questions from attendees. We also hope to instil an inquisitiveness in each participant so that they will read further on the topic.
How does it work?
Each month we select a different discussion topic. We kick off at 3:30pm and end the presentation at 4:00pm. We then answer questions for as long as they flow.
Each month we introduce, explain and take questions from attendees on a particular aspect of management.
The sessions last just one hour. The eleven topics are taken from our book Because Your People Matter: a playbook for management excellence. But no purchase or reading is necessary.
Topics span strategy, operations, leadership, recruitment and selection, management psychology, performance, HR, training, wellbeing, pay and benefits and organisational change.
Just sign up, click to open and sit back and listen to practical information. All management approaches and methods introduced are easily digested and readily recalled. At the end of the presentation we’ll take your questions.
Online. UK-wide participation
This webinar is held online using GoToMeeting.
About the Presenters
John is an alumnus of Loughborough University of Technology, the Open University Business School and Birkbeck, University of London, in engineering, management and organisational psychology. He has run technology and engineering companies and led R&D activities in SMEs and multi-nationals for over 30 years. He has been instrumental in driving public and corporate policy across technology and engineering for firms and governments. In a global career, John has led teams in 32 countries. He is a Chartered Manager and a Chartered Engineer.
Over the past 30 years Sue has led the human resource function in several firms, heading up and driving organisational improvement and change across chemicals, aerospace, education and charities sectors. She has been instrumental in shaping relationships between people and organisations in pursuit of growth and prosperity for all. Sue is an alumna of Newcastle University, De Montfort University and the Open University in education, human resource management and psychology & economics. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.
Your questions answered
How many people are on the sessions?
We limit the number of attendees to 20 people; any more and people will find it difficult to get their questions answered.
When do you run the sessions?
We run them from 3:30pm to 4:30pm every month on the last Tuesday of the month.
Can I access the forum from anywhere?
Yes, you can. All you need is access to a mobile phone, tablet, laptop or PC. You’ll need a headset for privacy.
What is the cost of the sessions?
There is no charge for participation on the Exevid: All About Management sessions.
Do I need to buy the book?
No. In delivering the sessions, we won’t assume that you have it and have read it. But if you do want to purchase a paperback or eBook, or find out more, head over to our book website.
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