Back in 2014, Barack Obama moved an “across-the-board reform of America’s training programs” motion. He derived his conviction for this task from the way corporate-America handled industry training and management upskilling, and the impact it had on their economy. He thought imbibing it into governmental rungs would go a long way to improve the US’s outlook. He was right, it did. Unfortunately, emerging economies didn’t pick a cue from that motion and how it has changed the landscape of governmental competence in the US.
Surprisingly, A 2017 research by Ultimate Software reveals that almost 45% of recorded American business leaders didn’t receive formal management training. Now—other than the initiative of the Obama regime—if the “Almighty America” can be this negligent and nonchalant about training, imagine developing countries.
India, for example, is the epitome of how low-skilled management/business leaders can impede a country’s growth. After economists have studied the disparities in the effective performances of different sectors, both private and public settings, the results are badly skewed. Consequently, the quality of Indian businesses dwindled. This was pre-pandemic. Now, the landscape of management/business has changed due to COVID-19. When the pandemic hit, not all professional climes toned down on the volume of workers. In fact, some professions, like in the medical line, onboarded more health workers. But the need for upskilling got paramount. Without upskilling, there’s only going to be a jam-packed working ecosystem with minuscule know-how. Without general government intervention, no institution can improve itself, be it government or private.
How can the government of emerging economies navigate this conflated two-fold blow: the preexisting under-skilled management/business leaders and, now, the complications of the pandemic?
Pre-pandemic, two bright and experienced business minds had a notion to heal this festering malady affecting, not only the business-verse but the government echelons as well. Brian Baptista and Soren Jegindo thought of how to help emerging economies hurdle management problems. Now, because of the pandemic, the management trajectory is changing drastically. Some businesses and organizations, both private and government, have fully embraced the “new normal,” which is working remotely while some are still skeptical.
For decades, the founders of SUPERMANAGER wandered the business world with the aim of finding a loophole in how things are run and making a solid and sustainable impact on the world, too. Their major concern is the below-par skills of top management/business managers in emerging economies. This major dent in the business world isn’t just an observation, its effect ripples from top government posts to the lowest rung of administration. And, according to them, the major causes of this problem that’s stymieing development is unavailability of time and finances. Top management officials don’t have time and money on their hands to spare; taking on an upskilling program can be time-consuming and expensive.
“The real issue is that managers around the world have very few genuine options for improving themselves. Their tight schedule and high-paced jobs make it really difficult. On the other hand, if they do not improve their skills, they are directly hurting their career options, their efficiency levels, and ultimately the company. Company owners find management training expensive and time-consuming,” says Baptista, CEO.
The two obstacles barring business leaders from upskilling their management tactics: lack of enough time to get trained, and lack of finances to get the best of training as they are expensive.
Now, we have a solution: SUPERMANAGER.APP, a free micro-learning application from SUPERMANAGER. Our founders created SUPERMANAGER.APP after synthesizing their experiences, taking note of the drastic change the pandemic brought about in the management world, and how top-notch management/business skills can improve the economic pipeline of a country. “These very common issues are what SUPERMANAGER will solve going forward. We want to breed better managers, so everyone wins”, says Brian Baptista, CEO.
As mentioned earlier, our founders aren’t just management noisemakers. They understand the dynamics of the business world after having traversed it for decades, from LEGO to IBF and Radiometer Medical.
According to them, an institution needs people who are experienced and have scaled through the throes of the business world with great management skills. “In our experience, the best advice is given by someone who has walked the walk. SUPERMANAGER.APP provides a platform where business leaders can learn one-on-one from mentors that have done it all before. We have asked experienced business leaders from various sectors to give their best advice for free on the platform. Many of these business leaders want to give back by providing their insights on what they have been passionate about for years”, says Jegindø, COO.
The Economic ROI of SUPERMANAGER’S 5% Minimum Upskilling
The pandemic has put various countries, especially emerging economies, in dire straits. Our founders think there will be an irrefutable amount of economic boost even with 5% adoption of SUPERMANAGER.APP as a management upskilling platform. If the government of developing countries can embrace SUPERMANAGER.APP, then watch their economies bloom.
From higher productivity at low costs to better processes to job satisfaction to more public innovation, the vitality of various public sectors will bolster. As sole arbiters of power, the governments of developing countries can make private sectors improve in terms of management. It’ll provide better tax income incentives, export and import possibilities, retention rates, and better chances of attracting foreign investments.
Sustainable long-term goals matter, too, for a government that’s bent on improving. Healthcare, educational, security systems in emerging economies are chugging along and need improving with better management.
There’s a thin line between leadership and management. They are both great skills to possess. However, according to Baptista and Jegindø, great leaders aren’t always great managers but every great manager possesses great leadership skills. Many of the emerging economies need management upskilling. And with only 5% betterment in managing various institutions, the results will be infinite.