h2h is working with a number of businesses to understand more about the issues facing first line managers in 2016. Please help us understand more about the issues and what support you need by completing this survey.

The survey is not long and will give a snapshot of life on the frontline of management. We will share the findings in a report and be happy to discuss the key points and ideas with you in person.

 

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* 1. Looking back to when you first became a manager, how well prepared were you with the skills you needed for taking on the role?

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* 2. Now looking at your current role as a manager, how much support did you get from your own manager to take over a new team?

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* 3. When you started in your first role, how much of your working week did you actually spend managing your team?

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* 4. And has that changed?  How much of your working week do you now spend managing your team?

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* 5. When you took on the role, how much of your working week did you spend doing tasks that your team should have been responsible for?

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* 6. When you took over, why did you feel compelled to take on some of the tasks that your team was responsible for? (tick all that apply)

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* 7. What gets in the way of you performing your role as a manager effectively? (tick all that apply)

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* 8. How often do you ask for support from your manager?

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* 9. How do you feel about asking for support from your manager?

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* 10. What support would you like to have received/receive in preparation for your manager role? (tick all that apply)

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* 11. How often do you communicate with your team (tick one per activity/line)?

  Several times a day Daily 2-3 times a week Once a week 2-3 times a month Once a month Rarely Never
Email
In person
Team meeting
Phone
Video call
Social media

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* 12. How do you feel about your team asking for support?

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* 13. Looking back, what’s the one skill, piece of knowledge or element of support you wish you had when you became a first line manager?

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* 14. Any other comments on the challenges you have faced and what support would have helped you?

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* 15. How many people do you manage in your team?

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* 16. How long have you been a first line manager?

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* 17. What sector are you in?

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* 18. Where are you based?

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* 19. What is the turnover of the business you work for?

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* 20. Please leave your details below to receive a personal copy of the survey results and the insights into the challenges first line managers face and how they can be overcome.

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