Michele has identified a mid-level manager as someone to go through a training and development program for senior management. She gives you the task of training this person; however, after reviewing the employee's current skills against senior management skills, you notice a considerable skills gap. Michele is quite stern that this person goes through the training and development program.
For this project assignment on Lollipop Company, Inc. Make a minimum of a 3-page business professional training proposal that measure the following concepts:
Q1: Describe the purpose of the training specific to this situation.
Q2: How would a needs analysis solve the problem you face with a skills gap?
Q3: Discuss the key elements of an effective training program for mid-level managers to become senior level managers.
Q4: What may be some opposing or other perspectives regarding the training?
Q5: Explain the best approach to help the manager develop the needed skills for this career path. Provide an argument as to why this is the best approach in spite of some of the other perspectives.
Please make sure to format your document appropriately for a proposal. Also, remember that your proposal for training will go to Michele, the owner of the company.
Lollipop Company, Inc.
Lollipop Company, Inc. is a small-sized company in the confectionary industry and is based in Minneapolis. The company originally began in 2000 by a single woman, Michele. Fifteen years later, Michele finds herself in need of a larger facility, new machines, more employees, and better compensation and benefits plan. On top of that, she needs to maintain her profit of 30%, but she would ideally like to increase her profit to 35%.
Lollipop Company, Inc. is in need of a consultant. You have been hired by Michele to come into her business, review her business, and provide her with information on what she should do to reach her goals within the next 12 months:
Increase profit by 5%
Move to a facility that has a larger capacity, ideally double the size
Purchase new confectionary machines (minimum of 3 machines but up to 7 machines)
Hire 5 more employees, including one operations manager
Offer a more competitive compensation and benefits plan to employees