Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) October 31, 2013
Organizations need to improve their efforts in developing emerging leaders according to new research from ASTD, the American Society for Training & Development. "Frontline Leaders: Developing Tomorrow’s Executives" examines current training and development practices aimed at “frontline leaders”—those employees who lead or “supervise” the people who are getting the job done and are at the entry point to a management career. The research is based on a survey of 513 respondents in management roles representing companies of various sizes, sectors, and organizational cultures.
The report states, “Unlike some roles where there may be an interim period of time to transition, going from an individual contributor to a frontline leader (FLL) can literally happen overnight.” Data indicate that FLLs have an impact on employee engagement, performance, retention, and the ability to transfer skills from the classroom on the job. In other words, developing emerging leaders is critically important to businesses. Yet, the research shows organizations can do a much better job of developing these employees.
Key findings from "Frontline Leaders: Developing Tomorrow’s Executives" include:
The report also offers recommendations that include:
To order a copy of Frontline Leaders: Developing Tomorrow’s Executives, visit http://www.astd.org/Publications/Research-Reports/2013/Frontline-Leaders.
ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to the training and development field. In more than 100 countries, ASTD’s members work in organizations of all sizes, in the private and public sectors, as independent consultants, and as suppliers. Members connect locally in more than 120 U.S. chapters and with 15 international partners. ASTD started in 1943 and in recent years has widened the profession’s focus to align learning and performance to organizational results, and is a sought-after voice on critical public policy issues. For more information, visit http://www.astd.org.