The Evolution of Leaders is Here, Evolve your Workforce and Overall Business Efficiency with MaTE
29 April 2010, News release from DEVELOP
Historically, the technical ability and competence of operatives in the water industry has played a major role in building and maintaining the UK's water network assets.
Qualifications such as Network Construction Operations, Leakage Detection & Distribution Control are qualifications we are all familiar with and they ensure workers in the industry, whether apprentices or the existing workforce, are capable of carrying out their every day duties.
As often is the case, the best technical staff get promoted to leaders, but they don't necessarily know how to manage people and the complexities this can bring. These leaders are highly technically competent ('on the tools') but typically pack up their tools and equipment one Friday and turn up in the office on the Monday as a new Supervisor or Manager. Without the relevant training in this area of transformation, business inefficiencies can start to appear.
ASK yourself these questions:
Have you or your staff got the right attitudes, behaviours and leadership skills? This is where MaTE comes into play...
Develop Training Ltd have combined their technical expertise on Water Networks with their behavioural know-how to designed a new program called MaTE which stands for Managing a Technical Environment. The programme puts your leaders, supervisors or managers into situations and environments they will face onsite whilst working on Water Distribution or Sewerage Networks.
This is called 'real play' as opposed to the typical role play - and its tough. As a result your technical staff will become equipped with the right behavioural and leadership traits that will in turn lead to increased staff motivation and a better working environment.
The knock on effects of this can be phenomenal - it is our view at Develop Training that 'behaviour breeds behaviour'; and this has been evident in the MaTE programs we have run so far. Incorporating the right behaviours amongst middle managers can have a positive effect throughout an organisation structure, both transferring from supervisors/team leaders to managers and also to the workforce.
MaTE has proven tangible business results and has helped AMEC (M1 Gas Alliance), one of Develop Training's major utility engineering clients, to half staff turnover, increase staff morale, reduce accident rates and improve overall efficiency over a 12 month period. As well as this, the engineers who went on the program now carry a City & Guilds qualification with MaTE due to the fact that an onsite competency assessment was given after the program had taken place.
Versions of MaTE Include:
MaTE for Team Leaders (2 days)
MaTE for Supervisors (3 days)
MaTE for Managers (5 days)
To demonstrate the full features and benefits of MaTE we would like to invite you to one of our free taster day seminars, where you will get the opportunity to meet the Behavioural and Technical training staff, see how MaTE was developed and how it has helped AMEC (M1 Gas Alliance).
Derby - 10th September
York - 17th September
If you are interested in attending one of the seminars please call us on 0800 876 6708
To find out the full details regarding MaTE please visit:
For further information please email DEVELOP