Managing in a Technical Environment
We offer Managing in a Technical Environment as an
inhouse customised program.
Please email or call us at 1300 730 204 to explore your staff receiving 'Managing in a Technical Environment' inhouse customised to your specific requirements and combined with other programs if desired.
Developing technical employees' ability to manage teams can be key to
the growth of both the individual and your company. It is essential that
new managers build their career on a foundation of relevant skills.
Leading and managing technical professionals or knowledge workers brings special challenges since they are often knowledgeable, confident, and independent. Technical managers are often promoted from the technical ranks based on their specialised expertise rather than their people skills.
Participants will acquire new skills in motivation, communication, and organisation and, as a result,
will feel more confident about leading
a technical team, delegating tasks, and planning workloads.
Managing in a Technical Environment Overview:
- Transition smoothly from being a "technician" to managing others
in a technical environment
- Identify management skills necessary to lead in a technical environment
- Understand influence versus authority
- Lead a team of technical staff by using a combination of leadership styles
- Use the Myers Briggs Type Indicator® to learn how to better understand and manage yourself and your team
- Increase your self-awareness and impact of style and behaviour on others
- Communicate confidently with management, team members, and others
- Give and receive effective feedback
- Conduct a positive performance appraisal that challenges staff members
- Define, plan, and negotiate team member workloads
- Delegate for maximum value
- Identify a team leader's contribution towards staff development
- Contribute more effectively in meetings
- Apply Emotional Intelligence to technical management
- Create a positive team environment
- Present summary information to upper management
Who will benefit?
- Anyone working in a technical environment who is,
or is about to be, in a team-leading role
- Any individual new to the role, or with limited experience,
of supervising technical teams