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Manager Development

Good managers are not born like that (in most cases) but they can certainly develop & learn to be excellent managers. The role of the manager today is multifaceted & deals with both professional management & human management. How can we build the team that exists in the organization & train the managerial level to work better, cooperate, crack the business goal & empower the organization in its upward growth? Gaya offers a variety of focused activities for management development.

Workshops for Entry into a Position

Did you recruit new managers? First of all, best of luck. Entry into a new managerial position is often accompanied by confusion, stress and anxiety. It requires learning of new worlds of content, the boundaries of the position and of those who share the position.

The Goal of the Workshop >> is to accompany managers in the first months of their appointment and assist them in coping with the challenges that the new role position in store. The workshop enables an inquiry into the new position, planning and exercising the manner in which the manager wants to be situated in his new role vis-à-vis the team and his position partners.

Manager Development Programs

The managers today are supposed to operate, drive and coordinate between office-holders from various occupations under their first hat and manage multi-occupational teams under their second hat. They must be familiar with alternative forms of organization, to know how to motivate people, to carry them away, to exercise influence and to handle objections. All of these needs actually create a situation where the manager requires increasingly richer skills in order to influence and lead in a positive manner and to bring about the fulfillment of the organization’s goals.

The manager development plans in Gaya are instructed to deal with several points simultaneously >>

  • The organizational tasks of the participants;
  • The issues confronted by the managers in day-to-day life;
  • Various issues concerning the view of future development of the managers and organization.

Learning Through Experience >> The learning the manager development programs is based upon experimental-experiential learning, which enables training and exercise, assists in deepening the knowledge and translating it into action and is accompanied by theoretical learning and enrichment. As part of the workshops, we emphasize analyses of cases, simulations and consequential exercises (Indoor and Outdoor). We draw conclusions from these processes from an applicative perspective. In simplest terms? The way in which things occur in the workshop actually represent that same manager in his ordinary life. In light of this and in light of his conduct throughout the workshop, the Gaya team of consultants maps out the manager’s strongest elements and those which he should improve and develop.

Groups of Colleagues

The group of colleagues is an excellent way to enrich knowledge and managerial skills and it does so by studying dilemmas, while relying upon the shared knowledge that exists in the group. In the group of colleagues, learning is carried out according to an action learning model or learning through daily action by taking the time to investigate, contemplate and understand, in order to learn how best to act in the future.

How is this done? >> The recommended framework for a group of colleagues is 4-hour meetings that take place once every two-three weeks, with every meeting consisting of a presentation of two planned cases while one time unit is dedicated to spontaneous managerial events.

Role Analysis

The life of a manager is rife with conflicts in the space between the personal “I” and the role he needs to fill.

The Purpose of the Workshop >> is to enable the participants to examine themselves (beliefs, opinions, leadership style, patterns etc.) and study the interactions between the self and the role in the context of work-role relations and their connection to leadership. During the workshop, the participants examine the connection between the personal feelings, the irrational beliefs, the basic assumptions and the various opinions toward their roles in the source family, manner of entry and fulfilling the role. In addition, we examine together the leadership impact, as expressed in the context of dynamic processes that occur in the group and the organization.

Whom is it intended for? >> The Role Analysis Workshop is intended for experienced managers. It is conducted in small groups, and is usually conducted as part of an advanced manager development or an ongoing process of team development.

Evaluation and Feedback Workshops

The employee feedback is an organizational tool whose purpose is to connect between the organization’s goals and the employee’s personal goals. The ability of the manager to convey effective and constructive feedback to his employees is a first-rate managerial tool.

Why is this important? >> The feedback conversation is the manager’s way to start an active and open dialogue with the team of employees and enable a mutual conveyance of messages. When the feedback is given in a correct and constructive manner, it has a great deal of influence over the quality of management and the team’s work in the organization. During the evaluation and feedback workshops, the team of Gaya consultants focuses upon the development of skills with the manager. The sort that would make him well-versed in conveying feedback, use the feedback as an opportunity for dialogue and, no less importantly, to properly handle objections.

Development of Managers in an Organic Managers Team

Do the managers in the team deal with unique problems? Do they feel that it will be possible in the group of colleagues to study and examine in-depth day-to-day management issues and dilemmas? A managers development course in the organic managers team is the appropriate tool.

The team of participants determines >> In such a process, the manager of the managers level also partakes. This manager is active in establishing content and formulating the structure of the course. Naturally, therefore, contents concerning the team’s work and the shared managerial concepts come up for discussion in this course.

Developing Means for Mentoring and Accompanying Managers who are coping with Difficulties in fulfilling their Duties

Managers contend with a variety of different challenges. Some of them they easily overcome while others pose difficulties. One of Gaya’s key assumptions is that significant learning in the organization is carried out by serving as a role model and having the employees mentored by their managers. Accordingly, there are situations in which the manager is required to accompany and nurture successful managers, in tandem with other situations in which the manager is required to mentor managers who are actually contending with difficulties in fulfilling their duties.

Mentoring as an Empowering Tool >> In order to support those managers who are coping with this challenging task of mentoring, we propose assisting in the construction of structured organizational processes of mentoring. We also propose a preparatory workshop for managers, whose goals are to refresh the issue of manager mentoring, familiarize themselves with the mentoring kit and the mentoring process as well as prepare for the specific mentoring process, all while taking into consideration the expected dealings of each of the managers.

Positive Psychology

Positive psychology is a relatively new but intensifying school in the field of psychology. This field aspires to divert psychology’s focus of interest from treating weaknesses, disease and difficulties to improving people’s quality of life and functionality and nurturing the positive forces that are in every person. This school focuses upon components that could make life good and happier, this while adopting an approach whereby nurturing what is “good” is just as important as fixing “what is broken”. Gaya’s team of consultants believes that through “wearing the glasses” of positive psychology, it is possible to improve the organizational processes, the managerial capabilities as well as the individual’s personal accomplishments in the organization.

Think Positive >> In the workshops that deal with positive psychology, the participants are invited to investigate the positive human forces and the environment that creates and encourages their development.

  • At the individual level, the exposure to and awareness of the insights offered by the positive psychology can enrich the person’s “basket of tools”.
  • At the organizational level, managers and employees can enrich the toolbox they possess for coping with the organizational life and learn how to create a supportive and nurturing environment, which allows for greater satisfaction of the individuals operating within it.

Worth Knowing >> This workshop is intended for employees and managers alike and can constitute a part of the organizational process that is not necessarily related to the managers development processes.

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