What Makes an Employee Management Material?

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by Ayaz Nanji
Marketing executives value leadership and motivational skills over expertise when deciding; which employees to promote to management, according to a recent report from the Creative Group.The report was based on data from a survey of 200 advertising executives randomly selected from agencies with 20 or more employees and 200 brand marketing executives randomly selected from companies with 100 or more employees.Some 53% of respondents say motivational/leadership skills is the factor that weighs most heavily when their company promotes professionals to management positions.Interpersonal/soft skills is the next most influential factor (19% cite it as most important), followed by strategic business expertise (13%).Technical expertise and seniority trail at 8% and 7%, respectively.

About the research: The report was based on data from a survey of 200 advertising executives randomly selected from agencies with 20 or more employees and 200 brand marketing executives randomly selected from companies with 100 or more employees.