Managing & Developing Staff

MIT is deeply committed to the success and growth of every employee throughout their career at MIT. Managers can find Institute resources for managing and developing staff here.

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Resources for Managers

See our curated management tips and tools from around the web, as well as content developed specifically for MIT managers to address the challenges in managing a remote team, engaging staff, cultivating change, and more. Stop by for a quick learning experience anytime.

How Jobs and Pay Are Structured at MIT

Mentoring for MIT Staff

This step-by-step mentoring program guide is for anyone at MIT with leadership support and the desire to establish a successful staff mentoring initiative in their Department, Lab, Center, or Institute (DLCI). 

Performance Development

Performance development is an active partnership between managers, employees, and the Institute that enables MIT’s diverse staff to be fully engaged and reach their full potential. 

Talent Planning and More

  • Talent planning: Talent planning is the process of anticipating new responsibilities and staffing needs and planning how to meet them by developing current employees. 
  • Developing your team: Managers who focus on developing their teams are likely to benefit from dynamic and engaged teams, low rates of turnover, and the capacity to adapt as business and staffing needs arise.
  • Employee career development: See how Institute managers can support the career development of their employees.
  • Organization development consulting: The Talent and Career Development team collaborates with MIT leaders, managers, and HR professionals to build organizational capacity and ensure MIT has the ability to meet current and future talent needs. 
  • Recognizing staff: Recognizing staff accomplishments at MIT connects employees to the higher goals of the Institute, drives performance and career growth, and serves as a retention strategy. 

Additional Resources for Managing at MIT

Especially for managers:

HR resources that may be helpful to those in a management role: