Comments are closed. A programme to develop the leadership skills of team leaders atGlaxoSmithKline has helped save line managers’ time. The development programme, introduced in October 2000 at the firm’sMaidenhead site, has given team leaders increased responsibility for staff. Asif Khan, people development adviser at GSK, explained that team leaderscan now carry out risk assessments, appraisals, holiday and absence managementand disciplinary procedures, which were previously the responsibility offirst-line managers. The four- or five-week programme has been staggered over a 12-month periodand gives participants the chance to do work-based assignments. Khan said, “The terms are gapped so that staff can practise the skillsthey have learnt in the classroom.” So far, 30 team leaders and seven first-line managers have entered theprogramme. The programme has also helped save the company more than £500,000 by cuttingthe number of temporary workers at the site and redeploying permanent staff,depending on the demands of various production lines. Previous Article Next Article Glaxo training saves time for managersOn 11 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.