A successful enterprise doesn't stop growing or trying to improve itself. Like any well-kept machine, a business needs to have its parts tended to on a regular basis to ensure the maximum potential is being met. And just like in a machine, sometimes parts can wear out or get stuck, and the whole entity has to be fixed, rather than just refreshing bits and pieces. A business that fails to maintain its working parts stands to lose more than just productivity. Management training isn't a one-and-done idea; it should be a process to constantly better workers and use the best available tactics to survive and thrive in the business world. Management skills that can be used across different areas of life should be maintained to keep the teachings fresh.

  1. Listening
    This skill can be very difficult to master. It's easy to confuse hearing for listening, especially when managers can get inundated with requests and issues from all sides. When one truly listens, however, one can discover many nuances about co-workers that can be applied elsewhere. Knowing someone's moods and how he or she reacts to situations can prove invaluable in the workplace. Fast Company detailed a study about people's listening skills in the office that revealed of the 3,600 professionals surveyed, 66 percent of them tuned out of conference calls by checking their email and 35 percent checked out by instant messaging. Multi-tasking is one thing, but how well can one retain what happens when the mind is not fully engaged? Management training can help cultivate skills and tricks to optimize every minute and stay in tune with the office environment.
  2. Mediation
    Not many people like conflict, but it is the job of the manager or management staff to ensure that conflicts are dealt with swiftly and calmly. In times when emotions are high and feelings are on the line, a leader needs to know how to diffuse situations to keep them from going out of control. It is disappointing to have employees disagreeing to the point that their work is affected, so managers need to get them back in line as quickly as possible. Forbes recommends that mediators should keep the end point in sight. Strategizing solutions and brainstorming a resolution together can often be the best option for reconciliation. These skills and others can be refined during management training, even if training has been deployed in the past. It's not a detriment to have more options for resolution.
  3. Motivation
    Motivation can be tricky. There needs to be a balance between insincerity and scarcity. The Harvard Business Review asserted that motivating people toward a common goal (e​.g. the success of a business) can be as easy as suggesting that people need to work together. A manager should model the culture of collaboration to allow co-workers to rely on and encourage each other toward greatness.

It's impossible to master these skills in a day or even in a weekend. They require constant attention and cultivation in order for a manager to lead his or her team to success.