How to gain the most from investing in people
Investing in people makes good business sense.
To gain the most from your learning and development commitment, be sure it’s:
Cultural: Professional development should be present at every level of your organization. It will be taken seriously when leaders first model the skills and behaviors they expect from others.
Ongoing: Learning is not a one-time event. It’s a process that occurs regularly and over time. A tool can’t transform into a skill without consistent practice.
Applicable: Ensure the skills being pursued are relevant to role success.
Supported: Reinforce and refresh your learning tools & behaviors by holding yourself and others accountable with follow up coaching.
It takes more than a budget to reap a strong ROI from developing your people.
It requires time, attention, and yes…patience.
Having an engaged, loyal, and skilled workforce is not only a huge payoff…it’s your ultimate competitive advantage.