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The impossible mission of Middle Managers: They can’t manage people, are fed up with their role, are not trained on management enough!

By | Nicolas BEHBAHANI | Global People Analytics Leader @ Future of Work | Leading Global HR Analytics, Driving Business Growth

💡 The best worker is not always the best candidate for manager but…

🔥 More than half of Middle Managers are promoted based on their performance as an Individual contributor rather than their potential as a manager!

Many middle managers are being set up to fail almost immediately due to a lack of training

Over 40% of managers with less than two years of managerial experience are looking for a new job right now, for both management and non-management positions, compared to just 20% of managers with 10 or more years of experience.

59% of middle managers were not paired with a mentor when they became manager, nor did they seek a mentor out on their own.

The only positive point is that Automation, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) specifically, can help them to automate their administrative tasks and they believe that they can help them to be a better manager, according to a new interesting research published by Capterra using data 📊 from a survey of 340 middle managers around the world (four English-speaking countries).

✅Job Hunting is high among middle managers

Job hunting trend

Researchers found that nearly one-third of middle managers (30%) are so fed up in their current role that they are actively looking for a new job right now.

Most alarmingly, the younger a person is, and the newer they are to middle management, the more likely they are to be job hunting.

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