3 Ways to Encourage Employee Growth & Development
Once upon a time, we were all kids and we knew what we wanted to be when we grew up — A fireman, a princess, maybe a secret agent. Fast-forward to present day and things aren’t as cut and dry as they once were.
It’s not that you don’t like your job, you may even love your job, but there’s more to our motivation equation than pure satisfaction.
Human beings need to grow as individuals in order to stay motivated. We enjoy learning new things, taking on different tasks, and becoming better than we were the day before.
“Employees will always perform at their best when the environment is conducive to growth.” Forbes 2014
It seems that even if we all grew up and landed our dream jobs, we would still feel uncomfortable staying in the same place not carving out new skills and changing subtly over time. Because growth is so crucial to employee satisfaction and thus productivity, organizations must encourage and facilitate employee growth in order to attract and retain top talent.
HERE ARE 3 WAYS TO ENCOURAGE EMPLOYEE GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT:
1. MEASURE EMPLOYEE GROWTH
Like everything else in business, having a tool to measure and track progress promotes success. When employees have a tool to track their professional goals within a company they will feel empowered to work hard and hit their goal. Using a solution like Cooleaf’s Engagement Platform will help streamline the process.
2. OFFER EVENTS & WORKSHOPS TO PROMOTE GROWTH
Employees want to learn and grow within a company, but they need the chance to do so. Employers should offer several events and learning workshops per month, aimed at professional growth and knowledge sharing. Here are 3 ways to boost knowledge sharing within your organization- Boost Knowledge Sharing
3. REWARD & RECOGNIZE EMPLOYEES
Whether it’s an email, a thank-you note, or an actual gift, employees who are rewarded & recognized for their growth and achievements are more likely to keep up the good work. Here are some tips on creating a formal reward & recognition program within your organization-Reward Program
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