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From Technical Expert to Manager


From Technical Expert to Manager Pathway Audit™

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What is the ‘From Technical Expert to Manager’ Pathway Audit™?

A focused management questionnaire and analysis which gives your executive/management team important information about your approach to transitioning successful technical specialists into management positions, be this project or line management. It is a broad-ranging audit that considers areas such as overall approach, key issues and the support mechanisms you have in place. All of these are critical to this successful transition.

Why use it?

In business life, successful technical experts are often ‘promoted’ into project manager and team leader positions due to their technical expertise. It happens in science, engineering, IT, technological disciplines and many other ‘specialist’ areas. These transitions are often difficult as they represent a completely different way of working, often from being in full control to having to learn new skills in order to achieve results through other team members. Businesses are often ill-prepared for this, so this audit will help you identify those areas of approach and support critical to making this transition successful.

How do I use it?

Your nominated executive/management team individually complete a simple on-line survey taking no longer than thirty minutes. The results are analysed and presented to highlight strengths and development needs in key areas such as key transition issues, skills gaps and development, support for transition and measurement of success.

When is it used?

The ‘From Technical Expert to Manager’ audit can be used at any time to help you better understand what needs to be done to make this transition successful for the business, the individual concerned and their team.

Where can I find more information?

Pathway audits are available through Business Enlightenment and you can find out more by visiting . Whether you are a client or a consultant, you will discover all you need to know.

Who creates the audits?

Experienced audit authors who have senior corporate and consultancy background and over thirty years’ experience in areas like organisation development, managing technical experts and science-based businesses. Their knowledge and experience is an invaluable resource.

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