Employees who feel involved and valued at work are inspired to put forth their best efforts; however, the other side of the coin is that, at this stage, employees can easily become complacent in their roles. Workforce complacency can bog down your organization. Employees who take their jobs for granted, or who simply aren’t motivated, can prevent the company from reaching its profitability and productivity goals. Further, even a single complacent team member can cause a drop in team-wide satisfaction levels because this toxic attitude can be contagious.
A well-considered Personal Development Plan (PDP) gives your employees the opportunities and direction they need to improve their proficiencies so that they can advance in their careers. PDPs also enable team members to goal set and check off accomplishments, something that is important to a Millennial workforce that thrives on continuous feedback. With an expanded skill set, they have additional tools that can help your business flourish. It’s a win-win situation.
Your employee development program shouldn’t be improvised, and they can’t be cookie cutter. They must be customized to allow for the strengths, weaknesses, and specific role of the employee. Yes, it’s initially a time-consuming process, but consider the benefits you’ll reap.
Start today and download our guide on how to create personal development plans for your employees. With the development plans in place, you’ll help make your team more valuable and informed. Employee satisfaction, morale and retention are likely to improve as well.