With over two million people being promoted into their first leadership roles each year—and over 50% struggling or failing—the care and feeding of first-time managers needs to be front and center on every leadership development curriculum.
Unfortunately, research shows that new managers are usually promoted without the skills needed to be a good manager and that 47% of companies do not have a new supervisor training program in place.
As a result, 60% of new managers underperform in their first two years according to a study by CEB resulting in increased performance gaps and employee turnover.
More importantly, research by Harvard Business School professor Linda Hill has found that negative patterns and habits established in a manager’s first year continue to “haunt and hobble them” for the rest of their managerial careers.
It’s critically important that learning and development professionals help new managers get off to a fast start—both for their immediate and long-term future. What type of support are new managers experiencing in your organization? If it’s not what it should be, the new Blanchard infographic can help open up a conversation and encourage some steps in a better direction.
You can download the first-time manager infographic here—and be sure to check out a new Blanchard first-time manager white paper that explores the issue more completely—including suggestions for a first-time manager curriculum.