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People teams don’t get enough support designing new manager programs, and spend weeks of time on challenges we’ve seen solved before by hundreds of other companies. 

We want to change that.

'Come up with a new manager program’

'Find new manager resources'

'Design manager toolkit'

At some point in any company’s lifetime, an item like this will be added to someone’s to-do list. 

We know that that one sentence can mean an enormous amount of work, because we’ve done it before.

What drives us at Kommon is that it doesn’t have to be.

It doesn't have to be this way

We believe that people managers are the single greatest influence on a team’s performance and wellbeing. 

One of the most important things any company can do is give those promoted into the role the support they need. 

Lots of companies recognise this.  It’s why People teams get tasked to ‘Come up with a new manager program’ in the first place.

The problem is what comes next. 

Because as soon as you start digging into this task, you realise how much there is to figure out.  Questions like: 

- What does a good new manager program look like?
- What topics should it include?
- How long should it take?
- How do I make sure this isn't a terrible e-learning course?

These aren't easy questions, so you look for some guidance.

A quick Google search won’t help.  It’s a mess of SEO-optimised articles on ‘4 ways to build your training program’ and ads for coaching services you know you can’t afford for first-time managers.

It becomes clear you’re going to have to figure a lot of this out for yourself.  But we know what it’s like to work in a People team at a high-growth company.   Sorting out your manager program is just one item on a huge to-do list, all of which your team needs to get done by the end of next quarter. Even though you know it won’t work, suddenly that cheap e-learning course starts to look awfully tempting… 

How we can help

The tragedy of the story above is that the expertise is out there to help you, it’s just not widely shared.

We want to change that.

We’ve spoken to hundreds of managers, people professionals, and L&D specialists about new manager development.   

Our mission is to make that expertise accessible to People teams so you can deliver best-in-class support to your new managers, within your budget and resources.  

Our onboarding platform cuts out all the work of figuring out what your program should look like by making it simple for you to design and roll one out based on best-practice, customized to your needs and company culture.  

Once your managers are up and running, we also have a suite of manager tools to help them build better habits around 1:1s, feedback, and goal-setting.

If you just want to talk about broader advice on how to shape your program, we also offer consultancy and advice that begin with a free initial conversation.

If you’re ready to get started, just let us know.

Will & Gareth
Founders of Kommon

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