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MGI UK & Ireland firms gather for second SWAT professional skills training group

25th July 2016

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The second of nine training days planned for MGI UK & Ireland member firms (New Group) was held earlier this month.

Supervising People

The topic for the second SWAT training day for our new group was Supervising People. 

The day began by considering "the team" and how best to manage its different members, recognising that everyone has distinctive personality traits. The alter ego states of parent, child and adult were then examined - those attending clearly recognising the differing reactions they get from other team members fitting into these categorisations. A good deal of time was spent on effective delegation techniques, recognising that one cannot treat everyone in the same way and expect the same outcomes.

Performance, targets & appraisals

Later in the day we covered performance review, target setting and finally effective appraisals. Overall, a really good day from a really engaged group.

In attendance:

Thank you to Paul Winder for hosting the event and to those MGI UK & Ireland members who attended:

Freda Akram, Sandra Robinson and Jennifer Bowie of Watson Buckle Limited

Gaynor Goldswain, Louise Bryan, Melanie Deacon and Laura Robinson of Seymour Taylor

Matt Jevons of Muras Baker Jones

Apologies from Hayley Jones of Rickard Luckin

Next (New Group) Training Date:

The date for the next training day (the third of nine) was proposed as 14th October.  

MGI UK & Ireland is part of MGI Worldwide a Top 20 ranked international accounting network with some 5,000 independent auditors, accountants and tax experts in over 250 locations worldwide.