As we enter into the second quarter of 2013, how will you increase productivity in the work place? The challenges associated with the workplace environment is never ending. Rapid change requires a skilled, knowledgeable workforce with employees who are adaptive, flexible, and focused on the future.
As a manager, one of your key responsibilities is to develop your staff. A great philosophy from the Human Resources Management Department from the University of California San Fransisco (UCFS) states:
"Encourage growth and career development of employees by coaching, and by helping employees achieve their personal goals... by providing adequate training."
Organizations recognize that employee development requires a shared responsibility among the company, managers, and the employee. In this partnership:
Ensures that policies and programs facilitate the continuing development of staff.
Work with staff to assess and provide feedback on their skills and interests. Select training and development activities that match their career development objectives and job needs. Stay informed of current policies and practices that support employee development. Follow up with employees after a learning activity to integrate new skills and knowledge into their responsibilities.
Takes initiative to assess skills and interests and seeks development activities that match their needs.
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