Line managers and supervisors fulfil a very important function in organisations. They are the link between the owners / senior management and the employee and as such their function is to see to the implementation and management of the organisation’s strategy, while at the same time ensuring that the workforce is fully engaged and productive. Research indicates that employees who work well with the line manager and are appreciated, are happier and therefore more productive, while employees who regard themselves as having a poor line manager will not perform optimally and eventually leave their jobs because of his/her line manager.
The importance for the growth and stability of an organisation, of having well-functioning line management can therefore not be underestimated. Alfa & Omega NBS developed short courses aimed at developing line managers in the core aspects of people management with the intended result of better leadership and management skills and through these skills, higher performance of the employees reporting to these managers.