In a recent Rail Professional magazine feature, OPC’s Occupational Psychologist, Laura Hedley, shared some insights into the key Leadership skills needed by Driver Managers to get the best from their train driver crews. Alongside each of the skills shared you’ll also find some insightful quotes from DTM and DM colleagues that demonstrate how each skill is evident in the role, day-to-day.
If you’re a manager looking to support and strengthen your DM team, the article offers suggestions about leadership development as well as training and/or inductions for existing employees. There are also recommendations for relevant assessment tools that can help to identify and recruit the best candidates into these highly skilled, safety-critical roles.
An Operations Manager shared in the article:
"Driver team managers can sometimes be seen as a ‘Jack of all trades’ however, they are probably the most skilled managers in the business."
If you'd like to read the article in full click here.
If you think the friendly OPC team can help you identify and recruit skilled driver managers, then contact us.
Grateful thanks go to the DTM and DM client colleagues who shared their expertise and views during interviews.