Even more disturbing, survey reveals that many employees feel their boss doesn’t care much about their improvement.
Most employees go about their regular workday, without getting any long-term career plan or directional support from their boss.
The recent recession might have caused this, but with the recent improvements, a renewed focus on your employee’s personal development can improve their motivation and productivity.
Why is your employee’s personal development just as important as the next sale?
By having well placed programs that help staff develop new skills, improve their capacities, and grow personally and professionally, your people will be more inclined to work harder and stay longer in the organization. Knowing that they are “going somewhere” in their career and that they are improving provides much more satisfaction than monetary incentives.
Here are other benefits of having effective personal development programs in the workplace:
Improved employee performance
A well-trained staff has the confidence to perform their task to the best of their abilities. Ample training builds deeper and stronger understanding of responsibilities and its contribution to the entire organization. Training also keeps staff on top of the fast-changing industry.
It is important that each employee face their weakness and address it. Proper training allows them to realize their potentials and the weaknesses that hold them back, and ultimately address it. By addressing weak points in the organization, the entire team can function more productively.
Increased employee satisfaction
Employees who have undergone personal development programs provided by their employers feel more valued. This boosts their satisfaction in the workplace and makes them more productive, loyal, and willing to strive harder.
Below are some quick tips to help businesses create a personal development plan that aligns with their business’s goal.
1. Make it relevant- Make sure the training program you plan for the staff is relevant to their needs
2. Prepare effective materials- Provide people with useful materials they can check back for guidance on what was taught to them.
3. Outsource expert teachers- To maximize the personal development program make sure that the teachers and resource speakers you choose are experts in their field. They should be experienced professionals with years of knowledge to impart, not just theoretical tips.
4. Check for effectiveness
Create a system to measure the effectiveness of the training strategy and program.