This article reflects on the delivery of a government-funded development programme for line managers. It finds that developing agile managers requires agile trainers, and identifies key lessons for employers.
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Jonny Gifford, Senior Adviser for Organisational Behaviour
Jonny has been conducting applied research into employment and people management for a number of years, with previous roles at the Institute for Employment Studies and Roffey Park Institute. Current interests include job quality and behavioural science insights into performance management and other areas of HR. Jonny runs the CIPD Applied Research Conference and actively promotes evidence-based practice, including through systematic reviewing and running randomised trials.
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