Job Market Pressure Is High. Why Personal Development Matters More Than Ever.
We all know there’s a lot of pressure in the job market right now. With that, there’s also a ton of buzz around what organizations are doing to both attract and retain employees.
One of the biggest trends centers on how they’re supporting employees holistically because happy employees tend to be more engaged. And engaged employees don’t just stick around, but outperform their non-engaged or actively disengaged counterparts.
Given that, there’s no question that personal development is vital to supporting your employees’ overall wellbeing and building/sustaining employee engagement. But here’s something you may not know. This trend isn’t a new concept at MAP. Since 1960, we’ve coached our clients and their organizations around not just the “why” behind personal development but “how” to do it.
Cultures that practice and execute around the value of personal development are more productive, excel in goal-achievement and get better results—period.
Digging a little deeper into that “why,” investing in your employees’ personal development has many employee-engagement benefits. It helps:
- Create discipline around setting and achieving goals
- Build hard and soft skills
- Establish and practice supportive habits (social, emotional, mental, health, etc.)
This impacts their success not just in the workplace but beyond, into other aspects of life. Your investment in this can make your organization not just attractive but invaluable—they won’t want to leave you!
Turning to the high-level “how,” you can build a strong workplace culture by truly making the commitment to invest in the personal development of your people. We find that if our clients really don’t believe and commit to this value, it’s impossible to make positive change around it.
From there, it’s about tapping the best tools to help your people assess their personal development, solid planning to set goals and determine what they want, and then giving them the support and resources to do it. Among a number of solutions, this could be personal development workshops, MAP’s proven accountability system, and even really great incentives and rewards for personal growth.
Again, it all starts with making that commitment to being a disciplined leader… building and sustaining that growth mindset yourself.
At MAP, this is what we help our clients to do. Ready to invest in the personal development of your greatest assets and set your organization apart? We can help with both online and in-person solutions. Contact MAP today!