People managers play a vital role in determining the health, wellbeing and engagement of their team. To adopt a management approach that supports this, the CIPD has developed quick and easy-to-use guidance and exercises specifically for people managers.

These can be used as part of a leadership or management development initiative, or on their own to help people managers explore and develop their management capability.

A manager’s behaviour and the culture they create in their team is the biggest influence on an employee’s work experience. By improving their people management capabilities, managers can achieve better results, improving their own wellbeing as well as that of their team, achieving better results and benefitting the organisation as a whole.

Why is the behaviour of people managers important?

What’s in it for me and my organisation?

How do I use these support materials to help people managers?

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