Managing people - PDB1014

Managing people

Professional development tailored program

Whether they are CEOs or first-time supervisors, Monash Business School is experienced in assisting managers with the strategies, tools and skills to influence the performance of their people more effectively.

The Managing People programs diagnose managerial competency strengths and development needs. In addition, they analyse the overall systems and structures that may be obstacles to enhancing individual and team performance.

At a glance

Throughout the year

On-site at your organisation

Learning modules for managing people include:

  • Human motivation
  • Why do people do what they do?
  • Lessons from thousands of years of theory
  • Influencing performance
    • Different types of performance: What are you trying to achieve?
  • Goal setting
    • Stretch goals: Challenges and application
    • The complexities of goal setting: Common traps
    • Recommendations for setting effective goals
  • Supporting your people: Ranges of action
    • Creating a positive work environment
      • Empowerment and delegation
    • New workforce challenges: Contractors and remote/virtual work
  • Delivering Feedback
    • The complexities of feedback: Common traps
    • Cutting-edge research: Feedback delivery
  • Crafting recognition and rewards
    • Recognition and rewards issues and choices: New research
    • The complexities of recognition and rewards: Common traps
  • Managing poor performance: A diagnostic model
    • Reasons for poor performance
    • Interventions
    • Difficult conversations
  • Managing diversity
    • Cultural dimensions
    • Unconscious bias
    • Embracing difference and finding similarity

Professor Anne Lytle

Professor Lytle has been educating and coaching executives on managing performance for more than 15 years. Anne’s training and development philosophy is to work with managers on the real issues and challenges they face. Based on decades of evidence-based research on motivation and the factors that both enhance and inhibit individual and team performance, Professor Lytle’s managing people workshops are uniquely tailored according to each client’s objectives. She uses a combination of:

  • engaging action learning activities
  • role plays
  • small and large group discussions
  • 360 degree feedback
  • content sessions
  • live case study analysis
  • individual and small group coaching
  • case-in-point learning.

Especially in the area of managing people, Anne focuses on the development of concrete action plans with accountability for each participant to maximise the sustainability of behavioural change.

As in all of Professor Lytle’s training and development initiatives, she strives to deliver value to her clients beyond the fun and informative workshop. The main objective is to create visible behavioural change for each participant.

There is no question that sustainable behavioural change in any competency area is not easy. It requires practice and repetition to reprogram the neuronal pathways in the brain. In all of her workshops, Dr Lytle attacks this problem head-on. She encourages participants to engage in the practice of “doing something differently” through the creation of concrete  action plans which promote accountability.

In addition, she works with clients to diagnose the structures, systems and environments surrounding participants that will support or inhibit the desired changes. Follow-up is critical and Dr Lytle works with clients to create sustainable organisational or peer support structures to maximise the application of learning and knowledge long after the workshop is over.