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“Managers are a crucial part of the learning of any organisation. The latest research from GoodPractice provides a great insight about what does and doesn’t make managers tick. This report is indispensable reading for any learning and development professional.”

Donald H Taylor, Chairman, Learning and Performance Institute

Inside the Heads of UK Managers

At GoodPractice, we are passionate about helping managers improve their performance. Managers undoubtedly have a huge impact on the working lives and performance of everyone else in their organisation. Published in conjunction with ComRes, this report is the latest step in our programme of manager-focused research. It explores the world that managers inhabit today and the real life challenges they face in their roles.

Based on data gathered from 500 UK managers, this fascinating report reveals what managers find most difficult and most challenging. It also provides in-depth analysis of the key differences in the data by gender, seniority and the size of organisation in which a manager works.

This report presents the results of our survey, plus in-depth analysis and four key recommendations for L&D

If you work in L&D, this report is invaluable in two ways.

  1. While much of L&D’s work is on the future needs of an organisation, managers face challenges here-and-now. We highlight the key areas that L&D should be supporting to help managers do their jobs better today.

  2. Our approach to finding out what managers find most challenging can act as a template for a learning needs analysis that any L&D function can conduct themselves; something which we believe should occur more robustly and more frequently.

If you want to know the things that managers find most challenging, and how to make best use of this information in your own organisation, then download your free copy of Inside the Heads of UK Managers today.

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