After making an internal promotion, Brett Martin identified the need to develop their newly-appointed manager. The employee had limited management experience and had a challenge on their hands after the previous manager had left the existing team with some difficulties.
The manager was very effective at the functional elements of the role, however, they had lower competency with certain soft skills – in particular modifying their leadership and management style to suit the audience. They also hadn’t undertaken much strategic responsibility previously, so this was an area that the Managing Director of the company was keen for them to develop in.
As the manager’s development areas were negatively impacting the progression and development of the whole team, Brett Martin recognised that they required support from external expertise to deliver a long-term solution to address the manager’s skills gaps.
The new manager was enrolled onto Discovery’s Managers OPEN Programme, enabling Brett Martin to effectively develop the manager without the expense of building an entire programme in-house, particularly as they were only enrolling one delegate.
Subsequently, Brett Martin decided to assess their other managers to determine whether further training was required. The employees participated in several assessment interventions, which uncovered that there was a further skills gap amongst their existing managers.
Brett Martin Daylight Systems is an industry specialist in the provision of roof lights for commercial and industrial building projects. The company is the UK and Ireland’s leading manufacturer of rooflight systems and demonstrates an impressive rooflight portfolio consisting of the most extensive range of precision engineered rooflights available from a single source.
With more than 50 years’ experience, Brett Martin Daylight Systems has an enviable record of involvement in the daylighting of a wide spectrum of building types from high profile stadia such as Wembley Stadium, Old Trafford and the Emirates. The company has an equally expansive portfolio of products, supplying over 700,000m² of rooflights every year.